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A Prayer
« on: May 28, 2020, 02:07:28 pm »
In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful: There is no God but God. Almighty God, One God having One Name, One Face and One Aspect which is God: Glory to God in the Highest, Glory to God Most High God Who is the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful. Great is God and there is no other god but He.

Almighty God, I thank You for having revealed Yourself to men. I thank you for Your Presence in the world and Your presence in my life through Your Living Word, preserved for all time within Your Sacred Scriptures; Your Living Word which is like unto a shining beacon, illuminating the path You have made straight before me.

Almighty God, I thank You for the book of  Genesis, I thank You for the book of Exodus, I thank You for the book of Leviticus, I thank You for the book of Numbers, I thank You for the book of Deuteronomy.  I thank You for the book of Joshua, I thank You for the book of Judges, I thank You for the book of Samuel, I thank You for the book of Kings, I thank You for the book of Isaiah,I thank You for the book of Jeremiah, I thank You for the book of Ezekiel, I thank You for the book of Hosea, I thank You for the book of Joel, I thank You for the book of Amos, I thank You for the book of Obadiah, I thank You for the book of Jonah, I thank You for the book of Micah, I thank You for the book of Nahum, I thank You for the book of Habakkuk, I thank You for the book of Zephaniah, I thank You for the book of Haggai, I thank You for the book of Zechariah, I thank You for the book of Malachi, I thank You for the testimony and the records of these prophets and messengers to Your Chosen People, Israel. I thank You for the Gospel according to Matthew, I thank You for the Gospel according to Mark, I thank You for the Gospel according to Luke, I thank You for the Gospel according to John. I thank you for the testimonies and the records of Jesus, the Lamb of God. I thank You for the Acts of the Apostles, I thank You for the Epistles of Paul, I thank You for the testimony of the disciples, I thank You for the Revelation of John.
Almighty God, You counselled that a man must submit himself to the Will of God, wilfully and peacefully, I renew my vow that I submit myself to You and I submit myself to Your Will. If it be Your Will, please grant that I might be brought to the fulfilment which You intended for me from before my birth.

Glory to God in the highest, Glory to God Most High, God who is the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful, Great is God and there is no other God but He. God Who created all the worlds and all the heavens, God Who is the only Source of salvation, God Who is the only Hope of redemption, God Who is the only good, God Who is my only sanctuary, God Who is my only safe harbour from the storm. Glory to God in the highest, glory to God most high, In excelsis Deo.

Almighty God, I thank you for allowing me to be born in South Africa in the last half of the twentieth century: pampered, coddled, insulated, sheltered and protected from so much of the world's genuine hardship and pain, misery and strife, famine and poverty, disease and despair, hunger and need, want and dread, fear and violence, suppression and oppression which are the yoke and the burden under which so much of the world's population yet labours. Though these sufferings are the dust of this earth- from dust they came and to dust they will return- still I know that I have been spared them, only by Your Grace and by Your Mercy, and I am profoundly grateful to You for that. May God's will be done in the earth, and on the earth, as it is in all the worlds and all the heavens.

Glory to God in the highest, glory to God most high, God Who created all the worlds and all the heavens, God Who is the only Source of salvation, God Who is the only Hope of redemption, God Who is the only good, God Who is my only sanctuary, God who is my only safe harbour from the storm. Glory to God in the highest, glory to God most high, In excelsis Deo.

Almighty God, if I am worthy of forgiveness in Your Eyes, I ask forgiveness of my many sins, transgressions, iniquities and vanities which are abominations before your Eternal Laws, Morals and Ethics. If I am worthy of forgiveness in Your Eyes, I ask forgiveness for all my sins of commission and of omission: those sins which I have committed and which I commit, out of wilfulness, out of ignorance, out of spite, out of misery, out of self-absorption, out of self-pity, out of self-destructiveness or out of misunderstanding or misconstruing Your Living Word. Almighty God, I accept all consequences and repercussions of my own choices, decisions, self-imposed inadequacies, actions, deeds, words and works.

For God is the Sure Judge over all the earth and all the worlds and all the heavens, slow to anger, measured and temperate in Your Judgements, sparing and merciful in Your chastisements. Almighty God, I commend into Your Care and Your Custody, my soul, my mind and my heart, knowing as I do so that free will is God's greatest gift to man. And while I entrust myself only to You and while I trust only You, still I know that there are choices and decisions which lie before me in my life which are mine alone to make.

If it be Your Will, please grant that those choices and decisions might be informed by the common sense, the good judgement and what wisdom You have seen fit to bestow upon me, by Your Grace and by Your Mercy. Almighty God, I also renew my vow  to exercise all caution, all restraint, all common sense, all good judgement and what wisdom You have seen fit to bestow upon me, by Your Grace and by Your Mercy and to exercise all these to the utmost in all of my dealings with others.

Amen.