Today is Trinity Sunday, a special day in the church calendar, that follows the giving of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, and focuses on the doctrine of the Triune nature of God. At church we sang one of my favorite hymns, I Bind Unto Myself Today, to the lilting melody of St. Patrick’s Breastplate, with the percussive Deirdre on the sixth verse. I posted the text and a lovely You Tube recording two years ago for St. Patrick’s day, so if you aren’t familiar with it, click over and read the text and have a listen.
And from the John Stott section of my Commonplace Book, is his wonderful Daily Trinitarian Prayer:
Good morning heavenly Father,
good morning Lord Jesus,
good morning Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father, I worship you as the creator and sustainer of the universe.
Lord Jesus, I worship you, Savior and Lord of the world.
Holy Spirit, I worship you, sanctifier of the people of God.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever, Amen.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more.
Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.
Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons in one God, have mercy upon me.