- Kind Maker,
hear our prayers
poured out with tears,
made holy by a forty-day fast.
- Blessed examiner of the heart,
you know our infirmities;
show us who have turned back to you
the grace of remission from sin.
- Indeed, we have sinned much,
yet spare us who acknowledge it,
and for the praise of your name
heal our feebleness.
- Grant that, through abstinence,
the body's influence might be ground away,
so that a sober mind may directly
fast from the fall of sin.
- Grant, blessed Trinity,
concede, simple Unity,
that these gifts of mercy
might be fruitful to your faithful. Amen.