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We ask You, O Master Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, existing in Light before all ages, Light of Light: Enlighten O Lord, our minds and hearts and shine on our understanding, that we may understand your life-giving word. Raise us from darkness of sin that kills the soul. Make us worthy to be upright in doing good and righteousness.



At the time of Your awesome second coming to judge the world, make us worthy of hearing the voice full of happiness, gladness, comfort and joy from Your Divine mouth saying, “Come you, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”


Yes,O Lord, help us to be on that day and in that hour without fear or blemish or terror or falling or straying. Do not condemn us, O Lord, for the multitude of our sins. Forgive us, O Lord, all our transgressions, iniquities, mistakes and shortcomings.


Take away from us and from the whole world death, inflation, plagues, destruction, evacuation, the sword of enemies, the conspiracy of devils, the evil of fire and drowning, the fight of evil-doers, the deception of the wicked, and the injustice of the ruler. Abolish from us the conspiracy of those who are opposing us. O God, You are our Lord and our God; have compassion onus and do not throw us in the seas of destruction or the paths of punishment, but deliver us and keep us and cover us and raise us from our boredom, slothfulness and laziness. Do not let our enemy, the devil, deceive us by false hopes, but alert our minds and wake up our hearts from the sleep of carelessness and wasting life in vain. O God, forsake our sins. Forgive our iniquities. Do not remember our trespasses. Do not get angry with us, and do not let Your anger endure forever.


Have mercy on us, O Lord, and have mercy on us, for we are weak and poor and drowning in the sea of sins. We cry unto You; we worship You; we claim You; we entreat You: Do not dash, O Lord, our hope in Your mercy. Do not shut the door of Your mercy in our faces. Graciously save us and lead us to Your mercy. Make us to hear Your joyful voice.


Absolution of the Priests O God, purify us and sanctify our hearts from evil, defiled, and bad thoughts. Abolish from us, O Lord, and from all Your people, all devilish dreams and illusions. Raise us, O God, from every fall am affliction. Confirm in us, O God, patience and hope and love and the orthodox faith Count us with Your sheep at Your right hand. Set us down with those who sit at Your heavenly banquet Forgive us every iniquity, trespass am sin. Fortify us with the strength of Your heavenly angels of light, for we have no salvation except through Your grace and our trust and belief and hope inYou.


Accept from us, O Lord, our supplicationat this present time and at all times. All those who have bidden and asked us to remember them in prayers, liturgies, and commemorations, the living and the dead, remember them, along with us, O Lord, for that which is good in the heavenly Jerusalem, in the kingdom of heaven.


Blot out, O Lord, our trespasses. As for those who have trespassed against us, forgive them am us. Through Your mercy, O Lord, save the souls of us all. O Lord, save Your people. Bless Your inheritance. Shepherd them and raise them up forever. Save all those who are in afflictions, tribulations or sorrows. Release those who are captive by the bonds of the devils. Satisfy the hungry with good things. Comfort those who are sad in the heart and soul. Raise the fallen. Confirm the upright. Bring back those who have strayed. Support the widows and orphans. Help the needy. Give blessing to the fruits of the earth, good temper to the air, growth to the trees and full measure to the rivers. Bless dew and rain.


Give contentment to the poor. Pay for the debtors. Gather together the dispersed. Accept the repentance of the repentant. Receive the confession of the confessors. Give understanding to the catechumens. Judge, O Lord, fortheoppresseci. Fill our hearts with happiness, gladness, comfort and joy that we, having sufficiency in everything, always may abound in good and acceptable deeds. Bless,O  Lord, the harvest with Your heavenly blessings. Bless the crown of this year with Your goodness. Bless, O Lord, those who sow and plant and reap, as You blessed for the children of Israel the harvest of the sixth year. Bless, O Lord, this, our congregation and all congregations of the orthodox people.



Keep for us and upon us the life and primacy of our master and father the Patriarch Pope Abba (….), the patriarch of this time; save him, O Lord, and save his people from all afflictions, temptations, and hardships, along with his partners in the apostolic service, our fathers the metropolitans, our fathers the bishops, our fathers the hegomens, our fathers the priests, our brothers the deacons, our fathers the monks and ourbrethren the laymen.


As for those who came now, attending am participating withus in this pmyerarxi all orthodox prayers, asking forgiveness of their sins and mercy for their souls, bless us and bless them; absolve us and absolve them; forgive us and them our sins, in the past and in the future, the personal and impersonal, the sins of the day and sins of the night, the hidden and manifest. Keep O Lord, the liveliness of holy orthodox congregations, churches and monasteries, am the elders who live in them, and those who are serving them, those who are managing them and those who are dwelling in them. Put security, peace, love and stability among them. Subdue the evil enemy uixler their feet and our feet. Do not allow him to have any part in them or in us, neither by the left attack or the right attack. Keep them with Your most high hand and strong arm. Deliverus, Omy Master, from bad temptations am traps that are set, seen or unseen.


Remember, O Lord, our fathers, our mothers, ourbrethren, ourfamilies, our relatives, our teachers, our spiritual and natural children, and all of the children of baptism. Remember, O Lord, those from whom we ate and drank of their effort and  labor, and who sheltered us in their houses and gave us from their hands. Reward them, O Lord, and give them the incorruptible instead of the comiptrl,le, the heavenly instead of the earthly. Fill their houses and stores with all good things. Reward them, O Lord, thirty-fold, sixty-fold and a hundred-fold, along with the forgiveness of their sins in the kingdom of heaven. Remember O Lord, those who give alms to us or to our brethren the needy in all forms of charity, for loving You and honoring Your holy name; bless therm Remember, O Lord, those who care for the sacrifices, oblations, donations, wine, oil, first-fruits, incense, coverings, vows, books and all altar vessels; reward themO Lord, fortheirgiftsby theforiveness of their sins. Grant them the happy life in this present age, and the eternal life in the age to come.


Remember, O Lord, our fathers and brethren who have already fallen asleep and reposed in the right faith, repose O , Lord, all their souls in the bosoms of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in the region of the living, in the heavenly Jerusalem. As for us, the living, help us for the salvation of our souls. Manage our lives according to Your good will. Graciously, O Lord, remember my abject self, my poverty, and my weakness. I, the sinner and miserable, who is not worthy to stand in Your presence for the multitude of my sins and


iniquities, do not reject me.


Raise, O Lord, a horn of salvation for your people by the sign of Your life-giving cross. Grant O Lord, Your relief during tribulations, Your help during hardships and disasters. Save us, O Lord, and save all those who are in distress. Heal the sick of Your people. Make, O Lord, Your Christian people, those who are present with us, and those who are absent, to be blessed and absolved from Your divine mouth, from the rising of the sun to its setting, and from the north to the south. Accept us unto You, as You accepted the thief on the right hand while You were on the tree of the cross, am granted him the paradise of joy.


Remember, O Lord, the orphans, the widows, the isolated, the handicapped, and those who have no one to mention them; remember them and us, O Lord, in the heavenly Jerusalem. Remember O Lord, those who are standing up or sitting down, or laying down or ejected; those who are traveling by land, sea or air, in rough or smooth ways, in valleys, roadways, mountaintops, hills or caves, those who are in dungeons or prisons, and those who are in exile or captivity, and those who are held in the bondage of authorities and devils; deliver them. Bring them back and get them all into the haven, safe, winners, satisfied, am healthy in soul, body and spirit.


Grant, My Lord Jesus Christ, that this, our prayer, be acceptable to You, without hypocrisy, pride, haughtiness or blemish. Help us, O God, to please You. Help us to follow Your commandments. Help us to encounter the pangs of death, before death and after death, for You are good God, long-suffering and abundant in mercy am compassion. O God, make the door of Your church to be open for us through the ages and until the em of all ages. Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, through the great intercessor, the source of purity, generosity and blessedness, the lady of us all, the pride of our race, the virgin, the chosen St Mary, the honorable martyr St.


Mark, the evangelist, the apostle am the preacher of the land of Egypt, and all angels, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, saints, anchorites, worshippers, hennits, strivers and those who pleased You by their good deeds, from Adam to the end of ages. We worship You, O Holy Trinity, the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages of all ages. Amen.


Prayer for Repentance

My Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, the treasury of mercy and fountain of salvation, I come to You confessing my sins. I confess that with boldness I dared to defile Your holy sanctuary with my many sins. Now, I resort to Your tender mercy and compassion, for Your mercy is immeasurable. You have not rejected any sinner; accept me to You. Behold, O Lord, I come confessing that my sins have piled upon my head as a heavy burden. I have no strength. Do not hide Your face from me lest 1 become afraid. Do not rebuke me in Your anger, O Lord, nor chasten me in Your wrath. Do not judge me according to my sins. Have mercy on me O Lord, for I am weak. Remember O Lord, that I am Your handiwork; have pity on me. Do not enter into judgement with Your servant, for in Your sight no one living shall be justified. Come and clothe me again with a new garment suitable for Your glory. Forgive me and absolve me that I may sing to You saying, “Blessed is he whose


transgression is forgiven and whose sins are covered. I confess my sins to You, and do

not hide my iniquity. I said that I will confess my transgressions to You Oh Lord, and You will forgive the iniquity of my sin.” Glory be to You forever. Amen. Our Father Who art in heaven…




Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Hosts (saba-outh).


Heaven and earth are full of Your glory and horxr.


Have mercy onus, O God the Father, the Almighty (Pantocrator). O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.


OLord, Godofhosts,bewithus, forwe have rx helper in our hardships and tribulations but You. Absolve, forgive, am remit, O God, our transgressions; those which we have committed willingly and those we have committed unwillingly; those which we have committed knowingly and those which we have committed unknowingly, the hidden and the manifest, O Lord forgive us, for the sake of Your Holy name which is called upon us.


Let it be according to Your mercy, O Lord, am not according to our sins.



O  Lord and Master; Jesus Christ, the Living and Eternal Son of God, enlighten our minds to understand Your life-giving words. Raise us up from the darkness of sin which ruins the soul.



Make us worthy to become upright in good deeds. At the time of Your coming to judge the world, make us worthy of hearing that voice full of joy saying, “Come to Me, you blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you before the foundation of the world.”


Yes, Lord, grant us in that Hour to be without fear, anxiety or condemnation; and do notjudge us according to our many iniquities, for You alone are compassionate, longsuffenng and exceedingly merciful.


We ask this, through the intercession of our Lady, the Mother of God (Theotokos), Saint Mary, and flue intercession of all the choir of Your saints. Amen




Have mercy onus, O God, and have mercy on us, who, at all times am in every hour, in heaven and on earth, is worshipped and glorified; Christ ourGod, the good, the long-suffering the abundant in mercy, and the great in compassion, who loves the righteous am has mercy on the sinners of whom I am chief; who does not wish the death of the sinner but rather that he returns and lives, who calls all to salvation for the promise of the good things to come.


Lord receive from us our prayers in this hour and in every hour. Ease ourlife and guide us to fulfill Your commandments. Sanctify our spirits. Cleanse our bodies. Conduct our thoughts. Purify our intentions. Heal our diseases. Forgive our sins.


Deliver us from every evil grief am distress of heart. Sunourkl us by Your holy angels, that, by their camp, we may be guarded and guided, and attain the unity of faith, and the knowledge of Your imperceptible and infinite glory. For You are blessed forever. Amen.






A Prayer before Confession

My Holy Father, Who delights in the repentance of sinners, You promised that You are ready to accept them. Look now, my Lord, upon a sinning soul which went astray in valleys of rebellion for a long time, in which it was embittered and felt its misery, estranged from the Fountain of its salvation. Now I proceed to You asking You for its purification from the filthiness and mud in which it was wallowing. Accept it and do not reject it, for if You look at it in Your kindness and deal with it in Your tender mercy, it will be purified and saved, and if You ignore it, it will perish and fall into perdition. Grant me, O Lord, a grace by which I dare approach You with strong faith and complete and perfect hope in order to confess my iniquities and hate to return to them. Let Your Spirit rebuke me for my sins. Enlighten my heart to recognize how much I have sinned, transgressed, missed, and broken Your commandments, and how many times I failed to do those things You would have me do. Grant me Oh Lord, to determine not to return to sin in order to dwell in You and keep Your commandments so that I may live for glorifying Your Holy Name. Amen. Our Father Who art in heaven…


Prayer After Confession

I thank Your goodness, O Father the Lover of Mankind, for You did not wish that I should perish, but You wakened me from my forgetfulness, guided me into Your way, and restored me from the valley of perdition into the refuge of Your safe fortress. Fill me with hope and faith. I proceeded unto You O Lord, like a patient who comes to the healing physician, and like the hungry to life-sustaining food, and like the thirsty to the springs of living water and like the poor to the source of richness, and like the sinner to the Savior, and like the dead to the fountain of life. You are my salvation, my physician, my strength, my comfort, and my happiness. In You is my rest, so help me and guard me. Encompass me and teach me to put all my will in Your hands and walk according to what You wish. Help my weakness that I may dwell and be steadfast and continue to be faithful to You unto the end. Amen. Our Father Who art in heaven





Several Prayers


Prayer before Eating

Blessed are You O Lord, Who nourishes us from our birth, and grants us Your good things and prepares food for all people for the eyes of all hope in You for You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy every living creature by Your goodness. Yours is the glory, the praise and the blessing. We give thanks to You for all that You have provided us as food which is set upon this table for feeding our bodies. Make it healing for our bodies. Our Father Who art in heaven


From the Psalmody

O  our Lord Jesus Christ, who carries the sin of the world, count us with Your sheep, those who are to Your right.


And when You come again in Your second fearful appearance, may we never fearfully hear You say, “I do not know you.” But rather may we be made worthy to hear the voice, full ofjoy, of Your tender mercies, proclaiming and saying, “Come unto Me, O blessed of My Father, and inherit the life that endures forever.”


The martyrs will come, bearing their afflictions, and the righteous will come, bearing their virtues. The Son of God shall come in His glory, and His Father’s glory, to give unto everyone according to his deeds which he has done.


O Christ, the Word of the Father, the Only Begotten God, grant us Your peace that is full of joy. As You have given to Your saintly apostles, likewise also say to us, “My peace I give unto you. My peace which I have taken from My Father, I leave unto you, both now and forever.”


O the angel of this day’, flying up with this hymn, remember us before the Lord, that He may forgive us our sins.


The sick heal them. Those who have slept, O Lord, repose them, and all of our brothers in distress, help us my Lord, and all of them. May


God bless us, and let us bless His Holy Name, and may His praise continually be upon our mouths.


Blessed is the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the perfect Trinity, we worship and glorify Him. Our Father Who art In heaven


Prayer Asking for the Will of God Before Starting an Endeavor

My God, You know that I do not know what is good for me. Behold, I am thinking of(  How can I know what is good and useful for me if You do not guide me through Your grace?


Therefore, I ask You, my Lord, to guide me concerning Your will about this matter. Do not leave me to my own counsel, following only my own desires, lest I get in trouble anc fall. Keep Your servant from falling, and be my support and help. Manage the matter according to Your will as it pleases Your goodness. If it is good in Your eyes, let it be according to Your will, and give me Your grace to accomplish it. If it would hurt, please take from me this aim, for You are All-knowing. Nothing is hidden from You.


I am Your servant, O Lord. Deal with me according to what You deem fit, for there is no complete success or perfect peace without submitting myself to the guidance of Your will. Teach me to say in everything, “My Father let it be not according to my will, but let Your will be done. “ For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Our Father Who art m heaven


Prayer for God’s Accompaniment

Grant me Your grace O Lord Jesus, the Long-suffering, and be with me that I may dwell in You unto the end. Grant me that I may ask and wish always for what is pleasing to You. Let Your will be my will. Let my will follow always Your will and be in accord with it in a perfec. way. Let both of us have one will, for I don’t want to desire anything except what You want and what You wish.


Grant me not to lust for the things of this world, that I may dwell in You in all things and hold above all things the desire to be as You would have me be and to do as You would have me do. You are the peace of my heart and the shelter of my life. You are the real peace and the only comfort and apart from You, everything is hard and confusing. Therefore, in this peace which is in You, the Great Eternal Good, I am able to rest. For Yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Our Father Who art in heaven




Let us give thanks to the beneficent and merciful God. the Father of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, for He has covered us, helped us, guarded us, accepted us unto Him, spared us, supported us, and brought us to this hour. Let us also ask Him, the Lord of our God, the Almighty, to guard us in all peace this holy day and all the days of our life.


O   Master, Lord, God the Almighty, the Father of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, we thank You for every condition, concerning every condition, and in every condition, for You have covered us, helped us, guarded us, accepted us unto You, spared us, supported us, and have brought us to this hour.


Therefore, we ask and entreat Your goodness, O Lover of mankind: Grant us to complete this holy day, am all the days of our life, mall peace with Your fear. All envy, all temptation, all the work of Satan, the counsel of wicked men, am the rising up of enemies, hidden am manifest, take them away from us, and from all Your people, and from this holy place that is Yours.


But those things which are good am profitable do provide for us; for it is You Who have given us the authority to tread on serpents am scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy.


And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, by the grace, compassion and love of mankind, of Your Only-Begotten Son, our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, through Whom the glory, the honor, the dominion, and the adoration are due unto You, with Him, am the Holy Spirit, the Life-Giver, Who is of one essence with You, now and at all times, and unto the ages of all ages. Amen.

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