O God Almighty, Who heard the lamentations of Jeremiah, Whose great faithfulness is new every morning, Who causes grief to go away and Has compassion because of the multitude of His mercies, I claim You as my portion; I rely on You and bring You my lamentation this 11th day of Lent. .
O my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
Why do I face difficulties and why is there so much injustice, poverty and wickedness in this land and around me?
Why O my God, my Lord, is there so much decline in the Church and corruption in its clergy?
O God, Who heard the cry of Jesus on the Cross, and enables saints to finish well and perfectly, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest; I turn to the four cardinal points and do not see Your face; I hear Your voice and get Your direction but still do no succeed in my quest. O God, by Your boundless mercy and unfailing compassion no sinner is consumed – so Why Lord am I as I am and unbelievers do not know that You are the I Am? Lord God, Holy beyond measure, gracious beyond any treasure, I treasure Your love and seek the pleasure of Spirit; grant me and all my loved ones this leisure.
O God, enthroned on the praises of His people, do not rebuke me in Your anger, or discipline me in your wrath – in spite of the nothingness of my worth. O God, long suffering, I keep longing for mercy - so have mercy on me, for I am faint.
O God, Who by His trilogy holds the universe and turns sorrow to joy, ameliorate my suffering, strengthen my strides, lift my hand, sharpen my eyes, give me utterance, increase my hearing, and build my faith. O God, according to Your great mercy and love, remember me for good, for You, Lord, are good. .
Who is good and upright,
for the sake of the name of Your Son, the sinners’ Friend;
forgive my iniquity, though it is great;
reprove me as Peter was;
let my soul be cast on Christ till life’s tyranny of sin is past in my life;
and when my strength and spirit fail, make my gasping soul see Jesus Christ.