Hear my voice when I call, O LOrd;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, "Seek God's face!"
Your face, O lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
You have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Saviour,
Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord wil receive me.
Teach me your way, O Lord;
lead me in a straight path.
~ Cuthbert of Northumbria (635-87)
from Celtic Daily Prayer