God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
You alone are great, and your glory fills the heavens. You hold the stars and the sun in their place, and you guide the course of the earth.
Who has your authority, and whose majesty compares to yours? Who has ever achieved the righteousness of God?
Look upon your servant with compassion, O Lord, for there is none like you, gracious and abounding in love.
For I am ensnared by guilt and ridden with shame before you, because of my evil desires.
I have made a woman more important than my God, a maiden more praiseworthy than the Lord of heaven and earth. I have longed for what was not rightfully mine, and rejected him who required my whole heart.
When she ceased to love me I became angry; when she no longer looked at me I turned to despair; when she befriended others I became jealous.
She would not care for me, yet I care for her; she will not love me, yet my desire is for her; she is imperfect, yet I hope for her.
Please forgive me, O my God, for I have spurned you.
Wash me in the blood of your sacrifice and cleanse me. Pour out your abundant mercy still proceeding from the cross of your salvation. Count not my sins but the righteousness of your Son. Listen not to the imperfections in my prayers but to your Spirit who mediates.
See my misguided heart - direct it; know my innermost desires - correct them; take hold of my spirit and guide me, or else I am lost to the world.
I will hope in the God who is Love, who gave himself for me.