O my Lord!
By Your stature and esteemed respect!
I did not indulge in sin to rebel against You!
When I was disobeying I was neither unaware of Your position (as our Lord), nor did I deny Your retribution, nor did I consider Your watching me to be something minor.
However, my nafs incited and assisted me in indulging in these wretched acts.
The veil of Your concealment (as Sattar) made me pretentious.
I disobeyed You because of my ignorance. I disobeyed You by my actions.
Now who is going to save me from Your punishment?
If You excise the lifeline (of mercy and forgiveness) to me then what am I to grab (for my salvation)?
al-Murshid al Amin page 493-4