A Morning Prayer: Syrian Clementine Liturgy link
O God, Who are the unsearchable abyss of peace, the ineffable sea of love,
the fountain of blessings, and the bestower of affection, Who sends peace to those that receive it;
open to us this day the sea of Your love, and water us with the plenteous streams from the riches of Your grace.
Make us children of quietness, and heirs of peace. Kindle in us the fire of Your love; sow in us Your fear;
strengthen our weakness by Your power; bind us closely to You and to each other in one firm bond of unity;
for the sake of Jesus Christ.
Prayer of Origen c. 185–254 link
Jesus, my feet are dirty. Come even as a slave to me, pour water into your bowl, come and wash my feet.
In asking such a thing I know I am overbold, but I dread what was threatened when you said to me,
“If I do not wash your feet I have no fellowship with you.”
Wash my feet then, because I long for your companionship.
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.
Note: Dr. Powery is known for breaking out in song during his presentations. I apologize for the abrupt ending of the sermon.
Join me in saying “Amen.”
Let us go forth into the world in peace and dedicated to Your service, O Lord.
Let us hold fast to that which is good, render to no person evil for evil,
strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the needy and the afflicted, and honor all people.
Let us love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of His Spirit.
And may God’s blessing be upon us and remain with us always.