Prayer Of The Trinity

The following is a Prayer Of The Trinity written by N.T. Wright. It’s an excellent prayer in that it defines the roles within God’s single Person, of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

I’ve put together a basic rendering of this prayer in chant for contemporary congregations, which I’ll record and post soon.

A good way to pray the prayer is to read the first line out loud, slowly and thoughtfully, to pause, and then to read the second line.

Prayer Of The Trinity

Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth:
Set up your kingdom in our midst.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God:
Have mercy on me, a sinner.

Holy Spirit, breath of the living God:
Renew me and all the world.


Tom Wright, The Prayer Of The Trinity: New Tasks For A Renewed Church (London: Hodder, 1992).


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

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