Let us Pray to the Lord...

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My beloved spiritual children in Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,

CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!

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Let us pray to the Lord. Kyrie eleison.

In Orthodox Christian Tradition one can distinguish two aspects of prayer - the personal prayer which is done privately and the catholic prayer which is done collectively in the realm of public worship by many Christian believers together. These two kinds of prayer are really inseparable. Every Orthodox Christian will be saved as a faithful member of the Ekklesia (Church), as a member of the Body of Christ, together with the other Christian believers. But of course, salvation will always be realized through the personal repentance (metanoia) the personal faith, and the personal prayer of each member of the Church.

Here are few prayers for your edification and salvation:

Morning Prayers

Having risen from sleep, I thank You, Holy Trinity, For because of Your Great Goodness and forbearance, You have not become angry with me the careless sinner, Nor did You destroy me together with my transgressions. Rather, You have shown me Your usual Loving-kindness; And when I was prone to despair, You raised me up To keep the morning watch and to praise Your dominion, And now, enlighten the eyes of my mind, Open my mouth to recite and reflect on Your words, To understand Your Commandments and to do Your will. Accept also my heartfelt confession As I sing and praise Your All-Holy Name, The Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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Evening Prayer

(Saint Basil the Great)

Blessed are You, O Lord God Almighty, You have illumined the day with the light of the sun And the night You have brightened with the rays of the fiery moon; You have made us worthy to go through the day And to approach the beginning of the night. Hear our petitions and those of all Your people, And forgive us all our voluntary and involuntary sins. Receive our evening prayers, And send down upon the people of Your inheritance The multitude of Your mercy and compassionate love. Encompass us with Your Holy Angels. Arm us with the weapons of Your Righteousness. Outline us with the mark of Your Truth. Guard us by Your power. Deliver us from every circumstance and influence of the adversary, Grant us once again, O Lord, that this present together with the approaching night, and all the days of our life, Will be perfect, holy, peaceful, sinless and without any scandalous imaginations. We pray for this through the intercessions of the Holy Theotokos and all the Saints who have pleased You through the ages.  Amen.

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O Christ Our God, At all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, You are worshipped and glorified; You are Long-suffering, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, You love the righteous and have mercy upon the sinners; You call everyone to salvation through the promise of future blessings; Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour And direct our life toward Your Commandments. Sanctify our souls; make our bodies chaste; Correct our thoughts; purify our intentions; And deliver us from every grief and pain that comes from evil. Encompass us by Your Holy Angels, So that guarded and guided by them We may attain to the unity of the faith And to the knowledge of Your inapproachable Glory, For You are blessed unto the ages.  Amen.

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Prayer To God The Holy Spirit

Heavenly King, the Spirit of consolation, the Spirit of Truth, You are everywhere present and You fulfill all things, You are the treasury of virtues and the Giver of Life, Come, and dwell in us, Cleanse us of every stain, And save our souls, O Holy Spirit of God.

 Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Have mercy on us. (3 times) Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

 All Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins, Master, pardon our transgressions, Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for the glory of Your Name.

 Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison.

 Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Now and forever and to the ages of ages.  Amen

 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come They will be done on earth as is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our transgressions, as we forgive those who transgress against us, And lead not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One. For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

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To The Theotokos

Exceedingly Glorious and Ever-virgin Theotokos: Bring our petitions before your Son, and Our God, and implore Him that through you, He will save our souls. Amen.

To The Guardian Angel

Holy Angel, companion of my soul and my whole life, do not abandon me nor depart from me because of my weakness and sin. Do not allow the wicked demon to overcome me by the oppression of this mortal body. Restrain and strengthen me and guide me in the way of salvation. O Holy Angel of God, guardian, and protector of my wretched soul and body, forgive me everything in which I have grieved you all the days of my life, and in which I have sinned in the day just past. Protect me during the coming night and keep me from every influence of the enemy, that I may not anger God in any sin. Intercede for me to the Lord that He may strengthen me in His fear and make me worthy to be a servant of His Goodness. Amen

 Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ Our God have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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Christ is Risen!

In His Diakonia,

+Father George