Our Morning Offering – 2 January – The Memorial of St Basil the Great (329-379) and St Gregory of Nazianzen (330-390)
Prayer of St Basil the Great (329-379)
O Lord our God,
we beseech You,
and ask for the gifts we need.
Steer the ship of our life to Yourself,
the quiet harbour of all storm-stressed souls.
Show us the course which we are to take.
Renew in us the spirit of docility.
Let Your Spirit curb our fickleness;
guide and strengthen us to perform
what is for our own good,
to keep your commandments
and ever to rejoice in Your glorious
and vivifying presence.
Yours is the glory and praise for all eternity.