May 16, 2022 This prayer of the third century is from the Liturgy of St. Mark.

O God of Light, Creator of Life, Giver of Wisdom, Provider of our souls, You give to the meek who put their trust in You those things upon which the angels desire to look. O Sovereign Lord, Who has brought us up from the depths of darkness to light, Who has given us life from death, Who has graciously bestowed upon us freedom from slavery, and Who has scattered the darkness of sin within us; we pray now that You will also enlighten the eyes of our understanding, and make us holy in soul, body, and spirit. Amen.