Lord, take pity on me.
That's it. I assume 'me' means all of the faithful and they should be pitied why? Original sin I guess. It sounds more like,
Please don whip me massa!
The Lord as straw boss on a chain gang or plantation I guess. Yeah that's the lord I want to pray to.
One way the God idea works.
One way the God idea works is that you get it screwed into somebody's head (at an early age mind you) that there is a being (not unlike Santa) that not only knows what you are doing but also what you are THINKING. And you know you can think some pretty naughty stuff. So you pray for forgiveness, etc.
I don't have a god but I do have a running goddess. My daughter is my coach, my running inspiration, she picks me up when I have a bad run, she leads by example,
I ran to Fullerton.