cept my prayerful service, and take it to the compassionate God. You who are far higher than the angels, raise me above this world's confusion. O light-bearing heavenly cloud, direct spiritual grace into me. I raise in praise, all-undefiled one, hands and lips defiled by sin. Deliver me from soul-corrupting harm, praying fervently to Christ, To Whom glory and worship are due, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
9th Prayer, to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
My most merciful and all-merciful God, O Lord Jesus Christ! In Thy great love, Thou didst come down and become flesh in order to save all. Again, I pray Thee, save me by Grace! If Thou shouldst save me because of my deeds, it would not be a gift, but merely a duty. Truly, Thou aboundest in graciousness and art inexpressibly merciful! Thou hast said, O my Christ: "He who believes in me shall live and never see death". If faith in Thee saves the desperate, behold: I believe! Save me, for Thou art my God and my Maker. May my faith replace my deeds,