It is worthy and right to praise and glorify you,
uncreated Father and the only-begotten Jesus Christ.
We praise you, uncreated God,
who is unsearchable, inexpressible, incomprehensible
by any created being.
We praise you who is known through your Son, the only begotten
who through him is spoken of and interpreted and made known
to all created nature.
We praise you who knows the Son
and reveals to the saints the glories that are about him:
known as your begotten Word,
and is interpreted to the understanding of saints.
We praise you, unseen Father, Provider of immortality.
You are the Fount of life, the Fount of light,
the Fount of all grace and all truth.
O Lover of men, O Lover of the poor,
who reconciled yourself to all,
and draws all to yourself through the advent of your beloved Son.
We beg you to make us living people.
Give us a spirit of light, that we may know you as the true God
and him whom you sent, even Jesus Christ.
Give us the Holy Spirit that we may be able to speak and enunciate
your unspeakable mysteries.
May the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit speak in us
and bring praise to yourself through us.
Euchologium of Serapion, 4th Century, Ancient Egyptian prayer book
The Macmillan Book of Earliest Christian Prayers, freely modified
After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.