your nature and property
is always to have mercy and to forgive.
Receive our humble petitions.
Even though we may be tied and bound with the chain of our sins,
let your great pity and mercy loose us;
for the honor of Jesus Christ, our Mediator, and Advocate. Amen.
Source: Gregory the Great
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954