who knows us to be set in the midst
of so many and great dangers
that by reason of the frailty of our nature
we cannot always stand upright:
grant us such strength and protection,
as may support us in all dangers
and carry us through all temptations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your neighbour, “Let me take the speck out of your eye”, while the log is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbour’s eye.
from Psalm 60
O God, you have cast us off and broken us;
you have been angry; restore us to yourself again.
You have shaken the earth and torn it apart;
heal its wounds, for it trembles.
You have made your people drink bitter things;
we reel from the deadly wine you have given us.
You have made those who fear you to flee,
to escape from the range of the bow.
That your beloved may be delivered,
save us by your right hand and answer us.
Grant us your help against the enemy,
for earthly help is in vain.