Thomas von Kempen by zeitgenössischer Maler (Gedenkseite Thomas von Kempen), via Wikimedia Commons
God, you know our hearts,
and you see our temptations and struggles.
Have pity on us and deliver us from the sins
which make war upon our souls.
You are all-powerful,
and we are weak and erring.
Faithful God, our trust is in you.
Deliver us from the bondage of evil,
and grant that we may from now on
be your devoted servants,
serving you in the freedoms of holy love,
for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Eugene Bersier, 1831-1889. Swiss Reformed pastor
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