.. Hallowed be Thy name.aE (9). Donne follows this by addressing God in the first line. He then goes directly into praising God by saying, "You As but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mendaE (1-2). He says these particular words to let God know that: He is the one who gives us all breath; He is the one who shines above everything; He is the one that helps us out more than any other thing.
Secondly Donne admits that he is a sinner. He states that in order for him to be able to be a new person and "rise and standaE (3) before God, he must first be overthrown and broken. He goes on to say that he is engulfed in sin and is essentially in an unwanted relationship with evil. Donne states these things in order to show God that what he truly wants is He. In the Bible it tells us that in order to become a new person in God, we must first repent of all our sins. In "The Lord's PrayeraE Jesus says, "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.aE (12). In modern terms it means that we are asking God to forgive us as we have forgiven everyone else who has done wrong against us.
Then Donne asks God to release him from the bondages of sin and to come into his life. He says this in lines