St. Basil the Great (a prayer of…)

For this Lenten Monday, here’s a prayer from St. Basil the Great (330-379 A.D.)

Pemba fishing boat

“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.”   (Saint Basil the Great)

grace, peace & prayer

Virginia : )

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6 Responses to St. Basil the Great (a prayer of…)

  1. grand-player says:

    We ask you to teach us to ask you for the right blessings – got to love that!

    • Virginia says:

      hey, Gwen, we ask Jesus to ‘teach us Your ways’ , so maybe this is a good idea (& since St. Basil made this prayer in the 4th Century, maybe he was on to something! : )

      pax et bonum – Virginia

  2. Carol-Jo says:

    Thank you for posting the prayer

    • Virginia says:

      Carol-Jo — thank you so much for the WONDERFUL concert Sunday nite. ‘Twas such a grand time of recharging batteries (spiritual included : )

      grace, peace & spiritual blessings – Virginia : )

  3. Cindy Kranich says:

    Great prayer, Ginny!

    • Virginia says:

      Thanx Cindy – i especially like the bit about rejoicing in the ‘glorious & gladdening’ Presence of God… like, the gladdening keeps on going? some mornings i need that to last through the daily doldrums, ie, well into the evening!

      lots of grace, peace & Gladdening(s)
      Gin : )

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