|Fourth Century Early Church Father & Bishop of Caesarea Mazaca|
Eternal God, Thou uncreate and primal Light, Maker of all created things, Fountain of pity, Thou Sea of Bounty, fathomless deep of Loving-Kindness: lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us! Lord, shine in our hearts, true Sun of Righteousness, and fill our souls with Thy beauty.
Teach us always to keep in mind Thy judgments, and to discourse of them, and own Thee continually as our Lord and Friend. Govern by Thy will the works of our hands; and lead us in the right way, that we may do what is well-pleasing and acceptable to Thee, that through us unworthy Thy holy name may be glorified.
To Thee alone be praise and honor and worship eternally. Amen.
Bibliography: Potts, J. Manning. “Prayers of the Early Church.” Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts. Accessed February 2, 2021. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/48247/48247-h/48247-h.htm.