O Lord, the help of the helpless,
The saviour of the storm-tossed,
The harbour of voyagers,
the physician of the sick;
We pray to you.
O Lord you know each of us and our petitions;
You know each house and its needs;
Receive us all into your kingdom;
Make us children of light,
And bestow your peace and love upon us.
- St. Basil, Bishop of Caesarea.