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Prayer to God the Father – St Irenaeus of Lyons (130-202 AD) link
I appeal to you, Lord, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob and Israel,
You the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Infinitely merciful as You are,
it is Your will that we should learn to know You.
You made heaven and earth, You rule supreme over all that is.
You are the true, the only God; there is no other god above You.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ…and the gifts of the Holy Spirit,
grant that all who read what I have written here may know You,
because You alone are God; let them draw strength from You;
keep them from all teaching that is heretical, irreligious or godless.
And you have all been formed into one choir,
to…sing God’s song together and praise the Father with one voice through Jesus Christ,
that when he hears you he may realize from what you have done so well
that you are of his Son’s members.
Scripture: John 14:1-4 NIV link
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God a ; believe also in me.
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so,
would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
You know the way to the place where I am going.
O Eternal God and King of all creation, who has granted me to arrive at this hour,
forgive me the sins that I have committed today in thought, word and deed,
and cleanse, O Lord, my humble soul from all defilement of flesh and spirit.
And grant me, O Lord, to pass the sleep of this night in peace,
that when I rise from my bed I may please Your most holy Name all the days of my life
and conquer my flesh and the fleshless foes that war with me.
And deliver me, O Lord, from vain and frivolous thoughts, and from evil desires which defile me.
For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.