The Trinity

Heavenly Father, blessed Son, eternal Spirit, we adore You as one Being, one Essence, one God in three distinct Persons, for bringing sinners to Your knowledge and to Your kingdom.

O Father, You have loved us and sent Jesus to redeem us; O Jesus, You have loved us and assumed our nature, shed Your own blood to wash away our sins, brought forth righteousness to cover our unworthiness; O Holy Spirit, You have loved us and entered our hearts, implanted there eternal life, revealed to us the glories of Jesus.

Three Persons and one God, we bless and praise You, for love so unmerited, so unspeakable, so wondrous, so mighty to save the lost and raise them to glory.

O Father, we thank You that in fullness of grace You have given us to Jesus, to be his sheep, jewel, portion; O Jesus, we thank You that in fullness of grace You have accepted, espoused, bound us; O Holy Spirit, we thank You that in fullness of grace You have exhibited Jesus as our salvation, implanted faith within us, subdued our stubborn hearts, made us one with him forever.

O Father, You are enthroned to hear our prayers, O Jesus, Your hand is outstretched to take our petitions, O Holy Spirit, You are willing to help our infirmities, to show us our need, to supply words, to pray within us, to strengthen us that we faint not in supplication.

O Triune God, who commands the universe, You have commanded us to ask for those things that concern Your kingdom and our souls. Let us live and pray as those baptized into the threefold Name.

adapted from “The Trinity” (The Valley of Vision)

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