A Prayer of Praise by Saint Symeon the New Theologian

Thou, O Christ, art the Kingdom of Heaven;

Thou, the land promised to the meek;

Thou, the meadowland of Paradise;

Thou, the hall of the celestial banquet;

Thou, the ineffable bridal chamber;

Thou, the table set for all;

Thou, the bread of life;

Thou, the unheard-of drink;

Thou, both the urn for the water and the lifegiving water;

Thou, moreover, the inextinguishable lamp for each one of the saints;

Thou, the garment and the crown and the One Who bestoweth the crowns;

Thou, the joy and rest;

Thou, the delight and glory;

Thou, the gladness and mirth;

And Thy grace, the grace of the Spirit of all sanctity, will shine like the sun in all the saints;

And Thou, the unapproachable Sun, wilt shine in their midst, and all will shine brightly, according to the measure of their faith, their asceticism, their hope and their love, their purification, and their illumination by Thy Spirit.