Canon of St. Andrew: I have sinned, O Savior, yet I know that Thou art the Lover of men. . . .

Icon of the Prodigal SonI have sinned, O Savior, yet I know that Thou art the Lover of men. Thou strikest compassionately and pitiest warmly. Thou seest me weeping and runnest towards me as the Father recalling the Prodigal. [Luke 15:20]

+ The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete, Tue 1.6
Text of the Canon