To you do I entrust my life for protection and, in you, after God, do I place all hope of my salvation, O Virgin Theotokos. I, your servant, pray to you, despise not me, who have many sins, but behold my sorrow and my perplexity over them and grant me relief and consolation, that I not perish to the end. Stretch forth your right hand, O pure one, lift me from the mire of my deeds and place me in the pure pasture of the commandments of Christ, my King and God, that I may ever act strengthened by you. Deliver me, O Lady, from my terrible sins and by your motherly intercession before your Son and God send me repentance for salvation. You, who showed forth the inexpressible Light, enlighten my spiritual darkness and the sinfulness which lies there. O my Joy, deliver me from the invisible enemies that surround me, for my sins are many and they are heavy, my enemies are very fierce, death is near, my conscience accuses me, the fiery Hell terrifies me, the unsleeping worm, the gnashing of teeth, the outer darkness of Tartarus bring me to trembling, for they seek to take me in because of my evil deeds. Woe is me! What shall I do then, and to whom shall I flee, that my soul be saved? To you alone, O sweet Theotokos Mary, for you sweeten the bitterness of death for those who hope in you and deliver those who cry to you, from terrible Hell. Help also me, O good one, for then I shall have no other help but you, most hymned one. Save me then from the terrors of the hour of death and the ferocity of the demons. Save me from the power of the malicious spirits at the trials of the air after death: Reveal, I pray to you, reveal to me then your most radiant presence, O Lady, and do not abandon me, the helpless one. O compassionate Mother! Stoop down to mercy towards me, for I am deprived of mercy by my deeds, and beseech Him Whom you bore in the flesh, Christ our God and Savior, Who poured forth His most pure blood on the cross, that I also may receive forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation and glorify your unspeakable compassion, O Theotokos, and your merciful intercession, throughout the endless ages. Amen.
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