Prayer to God the Holy Trinity-St Basil the Great (330-379 AD) link
As I rise from sleep, I thank You, O Holy Trinity, for through Your great goodness and patience
You were not angered with me, an idler and sinner, nor have You destroyed me in my sins,
but have shown Your usual love for men, and when I was prostrate in despair,
You raised me to keep the morning watch and to glorify Your power.
And now enlighten my mind’s eye and open my mouth to study Your words
and understand Your commandments and do Your will and sing to You in heartfelt adoration and praise
Your Most Holy Name of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
Prayer to the Divine Tutor – St Clement of Alexandria (150-215) link
Be kind to Your little children, Lord; that is what we ask of You as their Tutor,
You the Father, Israel’s guide; Son, yes, but Father as well.
Grant that by doing what You told us to do,
we may achieve a faithful likeness to the Image and,
as far as is possible for us, may find in You a good God and a lenient Judge.
May we all live in the peace that comes from You.
May we journey towards Your city, sailing through the waters of sin untouched by the waves,
borne tranquilly along by the Holy Spirit, Your Wisdom beyond all telling.
Night and day until the last day of all, may our praises give You thanks, our thanksgiving praise You:
You who alone are both Father and Son, Son and Father, the Son who is our Tutor and our Teacher, together with the Holy Spirit.
Prayer to God the Father – St Ambrose of Milan (337-397 AD) link
O Lord, who has mercy upon all, take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me the fire of Your Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore You,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and to enjoy You,
for Christ’s sake.
Dr. John Inazu | Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion and Professor of Political Science | Washington University | St. Louis, MO
He often speaks on how to live as Christians in a pluralistic world.
Benediction of St Francis of Assisi link
Now, wherever we are,
and in every place,
and at every hour,
throughout each time of each day,
may all of us honestly and humbly believe,
holding in our hearts
to love, honor,
magnify, and give thanks
to the Most High and Eternal God,
Trinity and Unity.