As I rise from sleep I thank You, O Holy Trinity,
for through your great goodness and patience.
You were not angry with me for my laziness and sin!
You have not destroyed me in my sins!
You showed Your love for people!
When I was flattened by despair
You raised me up to keep the morning watch and praise You!
And now enlighten my mind’s eye
and open my mouth
to study Your words
and understand Your commandments
and do Your will
and sing to You in heartfelt adoration and praise
In the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
– St Basil 330-379AD.