Most merciful Lord
turn my lukewarmness into a fervent love of you.
Most gentle Lord,
my prayer tends toward this –
that by remembering and medicating
on the good things you have done
I may be enkindled with your love.
Your goodness, Lord, created me’
Your mercy cleansed what you had created
from original sin;
Your patience has hitherto borne with me,
fed me, waited for me,
when after I had lost the grace of my baptism
I wallowed in many sordid sins.
You wait, good Lord, for my amendment;
my soul waits for the inbreathing of your grace
in order to be sufficiently penitent
to lead a better life.