Make firm our steps, O Lord, in Thy path
and strengthen Thou our hearts in Thine
obedience. Turn our faces toward the beauty of
Thy oneness, and gladden our bosoms with the
signs of Thy divine unity. Adorn our bodies with
the robe of Thy bounty, and remove from our
eyes the veil of sinfulness, and give us the chalice
of Thy grace; that the essence of all beings may
sing Thy praise before the vision of Thy grandeur.
Reveal then Thyself, O Lord, by Thy merciful
utterance and the mystery of Thy divine being,
that the holy ecstasy of prayer may fill our souls -
a prayer that shall rise above words and letters
and transcend the murmur of syllables and sounds
- that all things may be merged into nothingness
before the revelation of Thy splendor.