Lord of the Powers be with us, for in times of distress we have no other help but You. Lord of the Powers, have mercy on us.


Lord our God, Who became Human and did not refuse the hardship and tears of this present life, but humbled Yourself also in this, to show that our weak nature is related to and compatible with your Divinity, look with compassion on me your troubled servant in this time of trial, and grant me the humility of the Harlot, the repentance of Peter, the endurance of your Martyrs, the wisdom of your Saints. You who cried out in pain and anguish shortly before your suffering, Now my Soul is troubled and what shall I say?, do not disregard my cry sent up to You at this hour with sighs too deep for words, but with this trial provide also the way out so that I may be able to endure it and Glorify your boundless Mercy and Love for us, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for ever. Amen.