Modified this week 4 days ago September 15, 2020, 10:51 am
Prayer of Manasseh
O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed;
who hast made heaven and earth,
with all the ornament thereof;
who hast bound the sea by the word of thy commandment;
who hast shut up the deep, and sealed it by thy terrible and glorious name;
whom all men fear, and tremble before thy power;
for the majesty of thy glory cannot be borne,
and thine angry threatening toward sinners is importable:
but thy merciful promise is unmeasurable and unsearchable;
for thou art the most high Lord,
of great compassion, longsuffering, very merciful,
and repentest of the evils of men.
Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodness hast promised
repentance and forgiveness to them that have sinned against thee:
and of thine infinite mercies hast appointed repentance unto sinners,
that they may be saved.
Thou therefore, O Lord, that art the God of the just,
hast not appointed repentance to the just, as to Abraham,
and Isaac, and Jacob, which have not sinned against thee;
but thou hast appointed repentance unto me that am a sinner:
for I have sinned above the number of the sands of the sea.
My transgressions, O Lord, are multiplied: my transgressions are multiplied,
and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of heaven for the multitude of mine iniquities.
I am bowed down with many iron bands,
that I cannot life up mine head,
neither have any release: for I have provoked thy wrath,
and done evil before thee:
I did not thy will, neither kept I thy commandments:
I have set up abominations, and have multiplied offences.
Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart,
beseeching thee of grace.
I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned,
and I acknowledge mine iniquities: wherefore,
I humbly beseech thee, forgive me,
O Lord, forgive me, and destroy me not with mine iniquites.
Be not angry with me for ever,
by reserving evil for me;
neither condemn me to the lower parts of the earth.
For thou art the God, even the God of them that repent;
and in me thou wilt shew all thy goodness:
for thou wilt save me,
that am unworthy, according to thy great mercy.
Therefore I will praise thee for ever all the days of my life:
for all the powers of the heavens do praise thee, and thine is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.