If life had been secured and this world eternal, you
would have a valid excuse, O my soul.
But if your bad deeds and ugly evils were revealed before the Just
Judge, what answer would you give while you are lying on the bed of sins, negligent to subdue the flesh?
O Christ our God, before Your dreaded ruling seat, I am terrified
and before Your council of judgement, I submit
and from the light of Your divine radiance, I tremble.
I, the wicked and defiled, who lie on my bed negligent about my life. \
But, like the Publican, I beat my chest saying, “O God, forgive me, I the sinner.”12th hour prayer response from the Book of the Hours