Prayer of Manasseh

Geneva(i) 1 O Lord almighty, God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed, 2 which hast made heaven and earth with all their ornament, which hast bound the sea by the word of thy commandment, 3 which hast shut up the depth, and sealed it by thy terrible and glorious Name, 4 whom all do fear, and tremble before thy power: 5 for the Majesty of thy glory cannot be born, and thine angry threatening toward sinners is importable, 6 but thy merciful promise is immeasurable and unsearchable. 7 For thou art the most high Lord, of great compassion, long suffering, and most merciful, and repentest for mans miseries. Thou, O Lord, according to thy great goodness hast promised 1 repentance and forgiveness to them that sin against thee, and for thine infinite mercies hast appointed repentance unto sinners that they may be saved. 8 Thou therefore, O Lord, that art the God of the just, hast not appointed repentance to the just, as to Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob, which have not 2 sinned against thee, but thou hast appointed repentance unto me that am a sinner: 9 for I have sinned above the number of the sand of the sea. My transgressions, O Lord, are multiplied: my transgressions are exceeding many: and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of the heavens for the multitude of mine unrighteousness. 10 I am bowed down with many iron bands, that I cannot lift up mine head, neither have any releif, For I have provoked thy wrath, and done evil before thee, I did not thy will, neither kept I thy commandments. I have set up abominations, and have multiplied offenses. 11 Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching thee of grace. 12 I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, and I acknowledge my transgressions: 13 but I humbly beseech thee, forgive me. O Lord, forgive me, and destroy me not with my transgressions. Be not angry with me forever by reserving evil for me, neither condemn me into the lower parts of the earth. For thou art the God, even the God of them that repent: 14 and in me thou wilt show all thy goodness: for thou wilt save me that am unworthy, according to thy great mercy: 15 therefore I will praise thee forever all the days of my life: for all the power of the heavens praise thee, and thine is the glory forever and ever. Amen.