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O Lord, I do not know what to ask of You.
You alone know what my true needs are.
You love me more
than I myself know how to love.
Help me to see my real needs
which are concealed from me.
I do not dare to ask for either
a cross or for consolation.
I can only wait on You.
My heart is open to You.
Visit me and help me,
for the sake of your great mercy.
Strike me and heal me;
cast me down and raise me up.
I worship in silence for Your holy will
and Your unsearchable ways.
I offer myself as a sacrifice to You.
I have no other desire than to fulfill Your will.
Teach me to pray.
Pray Yourself in me.
Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow, 1782-1867
The Encyclopedia of Prayer and Praise slightly modified
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.