BLESSED, O Lord, be Thy Name forever, Who hast been pleased that this trial and tribulation should come upon me.
I cannot escape it, but must of necessity fly to Thee; that Thou mayst help me, and turn it to my good.
Lord, I am now in tribulation, and my heart is not at ease; but I am much afflicted with my present suffering.
And now, beloved Father, what shall I say? I am taken, Lord, in these straits; O save me from this hour.
But for this reason I came unto this hour, that Thou mightest be glorified, when I shall have been exceedingly humbled and delivered by Thee.
May it please Thee, O Lord, to deliver me; for, poor wretch that I am! what can I do and whither shall I go without Thee?
Give me patience, O Lord, even at this time.
Help me, O my God, and I will not fear, how much soever I may be distressed.
And now, in the midst of these things, what shall I say? Lord, Thy will be done: I have well deserved to be afflicted and distressed.
It behooves me to bear it; and would that it were with patience, till the storm pass over, and it grow better.
But Thine almighty hand is able to take away from me this temptation also, and to moderate its violence, that I sink not altogether under it; as Thou hast often done heretofore for me, O my God, my mercy!
And how much the more difficult this is to me, so much the easier to Thee is this change of the right hand of the Most High.