The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
~Psalm 145:15-16, NASB
Almighty and everlasting God,
who art always more ready to hear than we are to pray,
and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve:
Pour down upon us the abundance of Thy mercy;
forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask,
but through the merits and mediation
of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
~Collect for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, Book of Common Prayer (1662)