As long as I live and breathe the breath you have given me,
holy Father, all-powerful God,
I will acknowledge that from all eternity
you have been not only God but Father.
I will never have the folly and impiety
to set up as judge of your omnipotence and your mysteries,
to prefer my own poor thought
to what religion holds
about your infinity
or faith teaches about your eternity.
I will never assert that there was a time
when your Wisdom, your Virtue, your Word, the unbegotten God,
my Lord Jesus Christ was not with you.
May I worship you, our Father, and worship your Son with you;
may I be as your Holy Spirit would have me to be,
who proceeds from you through your only Son.
The proper witness of my faith is he who said:
‘Father, all I have is yours, and all you have is mine’
– my Lord, Jesus Christ, who is always in you,
always coming from you, always with you,
and always God.
Praise is his throughout eternity. Amen.
Hilary of Poitiers c. 310 – c. 367, Bishop of Poitiers (France)
[Jesus prayed] All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.