I Bow to You, O God Bear With Me

You are father of the world,
of animate and inanimate things;
its venerable teacher,
most worthy of worship,
without equal.
Where in all three worlds
is another to match
your extraordinary power?

I bow to you,
I prostrate my body,
I beg you to be gracious worshipful Lord;
as a father to a son,
a friend to a friend,
a lover to a beloved,
O God, bear with me.

The Bhagavad Gita 11:43-44 – Arjuna