Prayer Praise the Lord
Doxology is a prayer of praise and glorification of God. The prayer praise to the Lord is often used in Christian worship and can be sung or recited. Doxology focuses on the greatness and majesty of God and on his sovereignty and grace. It is often used to conclude a prayer or a liturgy.
The Doxology, also known as the “Prayer of Praise,” is a short hymn or prayer that is commonly used in Christian worship to give glory and praise to God. It is a beautiful expression of gratitude and adoration for the Lord’s blessings and greatness. In this article, we will explore the meaning and significance of the Doxology, and provide examples of how it is used in different religious traditions.
Here are some examples of doxology:
Examples of the Doxology
Gloria in excelsis Deo
“Glory to God in the highest, You who are the source of all life, You who are the light of all truth, You who are the rock of all hope, We praise you and glorify you For your infinite goodness and mercy, For your grace and your inexhaustible love, For your matchless wisdom and power. Amen.”
Gloria in excelsis Deo
The Gloria in excelsis Deo, also called the Greater Doxology, is a hymn beginning with the words that the angels sang when the birth of Christ was announced to shepherds in Luke 2:14. Other verses were added very early, forming a doxology.
Glória in excélsis Deo
et in terra pax homínibus bonae voluntátis.
grátias ágimus tibi propter magnam glóriam tuam,
Dómine Deus, Rex caeléstis,
Deus Pater omnípotens.
Dómine Fili unigénite, Jesu Christe,
Dómine Deus, Agnus Dei, Fílius Patris,
qui tollis peccáta mundi, miserére nobis;
qui tollis peccáta mundi, súscipe deprecatiónem nostram.
Qui sedes ad déxteram Patris, miserére nobis.
Quóniam tu solus Sanctus, tu solus Dóminus, tu solus Altíssimus,
Jesu Christe, cum Sancto Spíritu: in glória Dei Patris. Amen.
Translation in English
Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to men of good will.
We praise you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give thanks to you for your great glory
Lord God, King of heaven,
God the Father almighty.
Lord, only begotten Son, Jesus Christ,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
who takes away the sins of the world, accept our supplication.
You who sit at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
Because you alone are Holy, you alone are Lord, you alone are Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit: in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Hymn of Ambrose of Milan, Deus, Creator omnium (4th century)
Exuta sensu lubrico,
te cordis alta somnient,
nec hostis invidi dolo
pavor quietos suscitet.
Stripped of evil thoughts,
May the bottom of our hearts dream of you,
without the cunning of the Envious enemy
awake, bewildered, those who sleep!
VIII (proper doxology)
Christum rogamus et Patrem,
Christi Patrisque Spiritum ;
unum potens per omnia,
fove precantes, Trinitas.
We implore Christ and the Father,
and the Spirit of Christ and the Father;
sole authority over all;
O Trinity, support those who invoke you!
He composed this hymn for evening services, namely vespers today. Since the Latin term Trinitas had already been used by Tertullian († c. 220) in the history of Christianity, Saint Ambrose emphasized this dogma with his doxology. At that time, even after the Council of Nicaea, the heresy of Arius was indeed so powerful that the Bishop of Milan had to establish a better model. So this tradition in doxology goes back to this century. The Christum rogamus doxology was very frequently adopted by other liturgical hymns.
Prayer of Gratitude
Heavenly Father, we praise You for Your abundant blessings in our lives.
We are grateful for the gift of life, the love and support of our family and friends, and the countless blessings that we often take for granted.
We humbly offer our thanks and praise to You for your faithfulness and provision.
Prayer of Adoration
O Lord, You are the Creator of the universe, the Alpha and Omega.
We bow before Your throne in awe and wonder, acknowledging Your infinite power and wisdom.
We praise You for the beauty of creation, for the majesty of the mountains, the vastness of the oceans, and the wonders of the heavens.
You alone are worthy of all our praise and adoration.
Prayer of Surrender
Gracious God, we surrender ourselves to Your will and guidance.
Help us to trust in Your divine plan and to seek Your wisdom in all aspects of our lives.
We acknowledge that You are in control, and we humbly submit to Your perfect and loving authority.
May Your will be done in our lives, and may we find peace and joy in surrendering to You.
Prayer of Unity
Lord, we pray for unity and harmony among Your children.
Help us to embrace one another in love, to set aside our differences, and to work together for the common good.
May Your love shine through us, so that the world may witness the power of Your transformative love and be drawn closer to You.
Read also: Te Deum : Prayer Praise the Lord (Doxology)