Lenten Prayers, Week 2
From Thomas Hopko, The Lenten Spring (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Press, 1983), p. 90:
You manifested humility, O Christ,
as the way of genuine nobility
by emptying Yourself and taking the form of a slave.
You did not hear the self-praising prayers of the Pharisee,
but you received the broken sighs of the publican as a blameless sacrifice.
Therefore I cry out to you:
"Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
and save me, O Savior."