“Lord God, Eternal and Almighty Father, we confess and acknowledge without feigning or pretense before your Holy Majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in iniquity and corruption, inclined to do evil, useless for all good; and that, of our vice, we transgress endlessly and ceaselessly your holy commandments, and by so doing we acquire by your just judgment, ruin and perdition upon ourselves. However, Lord, we are displeased with ourselves and our vices with true repentance, desire that your grace may grant us help in our calamity. May you be willing to have pity on us, God and Father, kind and full of mercy in the name of your son Jesus Christ our Lord: and by erasing our sins and stains, make us whole and increase in us from day to day the graces of the Holy Spirit, in order that, recognizing from our whole heart our unrighteousness, we may be touched by displeasure, which cause in us true repentance, which mortifying us to all sins, produce in us fruits of righteousness, which may be acceptable through the same Jesus our Lord. Amen.
(Translated from the old French Bible of Dr. W. Henry Venable by Maria S. Venable (Mara), April 9, 2009, Year of our Lord!)