Prayers

Translated Arabic Prayer

LORD:   DO NOT MAKE ME A CRUEL MAN SLAUGHTERING THE SHEEP, NOR A SHEEP SLAUGHTERED BY CRUEL MEN. LORD:   HELP ME TO SAY THE WORD OF TRUTH IN FRONT OF THE POWERFUL, AND NOT SAY FALSEHOD IN ORDER TO GAIN THE APPLAUSE OF THE WEAK. LORD:   IF YOU GIVE ME WEALTH, DO NOT TAKE AWAY [...]

Prayer After a Miscarriage

O Sovereign Master, Lord our God, Who was born of the all-pure Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, and as an infant was laid in a manger: do You Yourself, according to Your great mercy, have regard for this Your servant (Name) who has miscarried that which was conceived in her. Heal her suffering, granting to her, [...]

Prayers Before Receiving Communion

Prayer of St. John Chrysostom Lord, Jesus Christ my God, forgive the faults and sins which I, Your unworthy servant have committed from my youth to this day and hour, whether knowingly or in ignorance, whether by words, deeds, intentions or thoughts and whether by habit or through any of my senses. By the prayers [...]

Prayers Right Before Communion

I believe and confess, Lord, that You are truly the Christ, the Son of the living God, who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the first. I also believe that this is truly Your pure Body and that this is truly Your precious Blood. Therefore, I pray to You, have [...]

Morning Service

(An abbreviated Orthros Service for Retreats & Youth Gatherings.) Priest: Blessed is our God, always both now and forever and to the ages of ages. People: Amen Priest: Glory to You, Christ our God, our hope, Glory to You! Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, the [...]

Evening Service

(An abbreviated Vespers Service for retreats & Youth Gatherings.) Priest: Blessed is our God, always, both now and forever and to the ages of ages. People: Amen Prayer for the Acceptance of God's Will Lord, I do not know what to ask of You. You alone know my true needs. You love me more than [...]

Prayer of a Student

Christ my Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom, who opened the eyes of the blind man and transformed the fishermen into wise heralds and teachers of the gospel through the coming of the Holy Spirit, shine also in my mind the light of the grace of the Holy Spirit. Grant me discernment, understanding and [...]

Prayers Before Study

Most blessed Lord, send the grace of Your Holy Spirit on me to strengthen me that I may learn well the subject I am about to study and by it become a better person for Your glory, the comfort of my family and the benefit of Your Church and our Nation. Amen Christ, the true [...]

Prayer After Study

I thank You, Lord our God, that again on this occasion You have opened my eyes to the light of Your wisdom. You have gladdened my heart with the knowledge of truth. I entreat You, Lord, help me always to do Your will. Bless my soul and body, my words and deeds. Enable me to [...]

Prayer Before Studying the Bible

Master who loves us, shine Your eternal light in our hearts that we may better know you. Help us to fully understand Your gospel message. Instill in us respect for Your holy commandments, that by overcoming our worldly desires we might life a spiritual life of thoughts and deeds which pleases You. We ask this [...]