Prayer against scattered thoughts

< Gather my scattered mind, O Lord, and my iced over heart,
purify, like unto Peter, granting me repentance,
like unto the publican sighing,
and like unto the adulteress' tears,
so that with the great voice I may call to Thee,
O God, save me, for Thou alone art good and the Lover of mankind

Translated from the Russian by Deacon Viatcheslav Davidenko of St Mary of Egypt Parish, Norcross GA . Used with permission.