Pastor David reads 1 Samuel 1:1-20 and offers a prayer from Basil the Great:
O God and Lord of the Powers, and Maker of all creation, who, because of your clemency and incomparable mercy, did send your Only-Begotten Son and our Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of humankind, and with his venerable Cross did tear asunder the record of our sins, and thereby did conquer the rulers and powers of darkness; receive from us sinful people, O merciful Master, these prayers of gratitude and supplication, and deliver us from every destructive and gloomy transgression, and from all visible and invisible enemies who seek to injure us. Nail down our flesh with fear of you, and let not our hearts be inclined to words or thoughts of evil, but pierce our souls with your love, that, ever contemplating you, being enlightened by you, and discerning you, the unapporachable and everlasting Light, we may unceasingly render confession and gratitude to you: the eternal Father, with your Only-Begotten Son, and with your All-Holy, Gracious, and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, June 14, 2021