My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE.
Let us pray to the Lord
Kyrie eleison (Lord have mercy)
It is very important and clear that our personal prayer is grounded in our real and authentic life. Our sins should not stop us from prayer. We should be embarrassed and ashamed of our sins, but they should not keep us from our daily prayers. If our life is contrary to our prayers, or if our prayer is not connected consistently with our real life, then, unfortunately, we must admit that our prayer is inauthentic, only an empty shell, a dead and false form. Still, we must approach our Creator with prayer and give Him the opportunity to forgive our many sins. Prayer is something possible and achievable and certainly most beautiful and holy, something which by nature the spiritual person fervently seeks and often accomplishes by the grace and blessing of our Merciful and All-Loving God.
PRAYER TO GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who are present everywhere filling all things, Treasury of good things, and Giver of life, come and dwell in us. Cleanse us of every stain, and save our souls, Gracious Lord.
Having risen from sleep, we fall before You, O Good One, and sing to You, Mighty One, the Angelic Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O, God. Through the prayers of the Theotokos, have mercy on us.
A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
As I rise from sleep, I thank You, Holy Trinity, for because of Your Great Goodness and patience, You were not angry with me, an idler and sinner, nor have You destroyed me in my sins, but have shown Your unsurpassed Love for me. And when I prostrate in despair, You raised me to glorify with Your power. Enlighten now my mind's eye, open my mouth to study Your words and understand Your Commandments, to do Your will and sing to you in heartfelt adoration, and praise Your Most Holy Name, of the Father and the Son and that of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
THANKSGIVING PRAYERS AFTER BREAKFAST
We thank You, Christ our God, for You have satisfied us with earthly gifts. Do not deprive us of Your heavenly Kingdom, but as You, O Savior came among Your Disciples and gave them peace, come among us also and save us. Amen.
PRAYERS BEFORE DINNER
The poor shall eat and be satisfied, and they who seek the Lord shall praise Him; their hearts shall live to the ages of ages.
THANKSGIVING PRAYERS AFTER DINNER
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Kyrie eleison, Kurie eleison, Kyrie eleison.
Lord, You have gladdened our hearts in Your creation, and we have rejoiced in the work of Your hands. The Light of Your Countenance has shined upon us, Lord. You have gladdened our hearts. We have been satisfied with the good things of the earth. We shall sleep in peace and repose in You, for You alone, Lord, have sustained us in hope.
PRAYERS BEFORE SLEEP
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to Holy Spirit.
Now that the day has passed, I glorify You, Master, and I entreat that the evening with the night is without offense. Grant this to me, Savior, and save me. Amen.
Now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Now that the day has ended, I praise you, Holy One, and entreat that the evening and the night be undisturbed. Grant this to me, Savior, and save me.
A PRAYER FOR CHILDREN
Lord Jesus Christ, You received the children who came to You, receive also from the lips of Your child this evening prayer. Shelter me under the protection of Your wings that I may lie down in peace and sleep. Awaken me in due time that I may glorify You, for You alone are Good and Love All People. Amen.
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