Prayer & Praise
Otherwise I will not pray nor have intercession made for me.
Not that I am righteous or worthy, for I know very well and confess that I am unworthy.
I have earned Thine eternal wrath and hell fire with my great and many sins.
But in this that Thou dost command and constrain me to pray in the Name of Thy dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, I am still somewhat obedient.
Upon this challenge and consolation of Thine infinite goodness, not on account of my own righteousness, do I kneel or stand before Thee, and pray what is upon my heart concerning those who are in need of Thy help.
If Thou dost not help us, O Lord, Thou wilt offend and dishonor Thy Name.
Thou wilt surely spare Thyself, lest the world would say Thou wert an ungracious and dreadful God.
Preserve us from such a misfortune.
Remember, dear heavenly Father, how Thou hast at all times supported and helped Thy people. I will not cease to knock but will continue to cry aloud and to plead to the end of my life.