fountain of all wisdom,
you know our needs before we ask,
and our ignorance in asking.
Have compassion on our weaknesses,
and those things we cannot ask for
graciously give us
because of the worthiness
of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source: Freely modified from the Book of Common Prayer, 1549
Original in traditional English:
ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking: We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
This prayer also has been set to music.