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The Prayer of Manasses

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     O' Lord Almighty, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of that righteous seed of them: which have made heaven and earth, with all the ornament thereof, which have ordained the sea by the word of your commandment: which have shut up the deep, and have sealed it for your fearful and laudable (praiseworthy) name, which all men fear, and tremble before the face of your virtue, and for the anger of your threatening the which is importable (significant) to sinners. But the mercy of your promise is great and unsearchable: for you are the Lord God most high, above all the earth, longsuffering, and exceedingly merciful, and repentant for the malice of men. You Lord after your goodness have promised repentance of the remission of sins: and you that are the God of the righteous have not put repentance to the righteous, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, unto them that have not sinned against you: But because I have sinned above the number of the sands of the sea, and that mine iniquities are multiplied, I am humbled with many bands of iron, and there is in me no breathing. I have provoked your Anger, and done evil before you, in committing abominations and multiplying offenses. And now I bow the knees of my heart, *requiting (to return for) goodness of you O' Lord. I have sinned Lord, I have sinned, and know my iniquity. I desire you by prayer, O' Lord forgive me: forgive me and destroy me not with mine iniquities, neither do you always remember mine evils to punish them, but save me (which am unworthy) after your great mercy: and I will praise you everlastingly, all the days of my life for all the virtue of heaven praises you, and unto you belongs the glory, world without end. Amen.

This ends The Prayer of Manasses


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