Our Morning Offering – 7 September
Prayer for Perseverance in Truth
By St HILARY OF POITIERS – (315-368) Father and Doctor
Father, keep us from vain strife of words.
Grant to us constant profession of the Truth!
Preserve us in a true and undefiled faith
so that we may hold fast to that
which we professed when we were baptised
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
that we may have You for our Father,
that we may abide in Your Son
and in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
This prayer is an excerpt from a sermon ‘On the Trinity’ by Saint Hilary of Poitiers, a bishop and early Church Father of the fourth century and Doctor of the Church, who struggled valiantly against the Arian heresy, defending the divinity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity.