Second Prayer of St. Basil ihe Great
Orthodox Prayer Book
We bless Thee, O most high God and Lord of mercy, Who art ever doing
numberless great and inscrutable things with us, glorious and wonderful; Who
grantest to us sleep for rest from our infirmities, and repose from the burdens of
our much toiling flesh.We thank Thee that Thou hast not destroyed us with our
sins, but hast loved us as ever, and though we are sunk in despair, Thou hast
raised us up to glorify Thy power. Therefore we implore Thy incomparable
goodness, enlighten the eyes of our understanding and raise up our mind from the
heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouth and fill it with Thy praise, that we may
be able undistracted to sing and confess Thee, Who art God glorified in all and by
all, the eternal Father, with Thy only-begotten Son, and Thy all-holy and good and
life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.