A Prayer of St. Basil the Great


Basil the Great (330-379)

“O Lord our God, teach us, we ask you, to ask you aright for the right blessings.  Steer the vessel of our life toward yourself, you tranquil haven of all storm-tossed souls.  Show us the course wherein we should go.  Renew a willing spirit within us.  Let your Spirit curb our wayward senses and guide and enable us unto that which is our true good, to keep your laws, and in all our works evermore to rejoice in your glorious and gladdening presence.  For yours is the glory and praise from all your saints, for ever and ever.  Amen.”

Oden & Crosby, Ancient Christian Devotional: Lectionary Cycle A, 252.

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