|Prayer of Saint Basil the Great
the record of our sins, and thereby didst 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 Thee, and let not our hearts be inclined to words
or thoughts of evil, but pierce our souls with Thy love, that ever contemplating
Thee, being enlightened by Thee, and discerning Thee, the unapproachable and
everlasting Light, we may unceasingly render confession and gratitude to Thee:
The eternal Father, with Thine Only-Begotten Son, and with Thine All-Holy,
Gracious, and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.