PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING (NHC VI, 7)
A Coptic translation of a prayer found in Greek in a magical papyrus (P. Mimaut) and in Latin at the end of the Hermetic tractate Asclepius (41b). Its incipit (“This is the prayer that they spoke”) suggests that it has been excerpted from a larger work.
The scribe of Codex VI probably inserted this prayer here on the assumption that it was a suitable conclusion to the preceding tractate, The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth (NHC VI, 6). This prayer, composed in Greek in Egypt, probably in the second century, was presumably used in Hermetic conventicles.