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).

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