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Lord Jesus Christ, Son and Logos of God

April 13, 2019 | Instagram, Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son and Logos of God, the most tender name of our salvation, great is Your glory, great are Your works, marvelous are Your words, 'sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb' (Ps. 19:10). Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. Who can glorify and hymn Your coming in the flesh, Your goodness, power, wisdom, Your life in this world and Your teaching? And how is it that Your holy commandments teach us the life of virtue so naturally and so easily? Who, having understood Your commandments and other sayings, will not be astonished when he perceives Your boundless wisdom? For You are the wisdom of God, the life of all, the joy of angels, the ineffable light, the resurrection of the dead, the good shepherd 'who gives His life for the sheep' (Jn. 10:11). – St. Peter of Damascus #orthodox #orthodoxy #orthodoxchurch #christian #wisdomofthefathers #stpeterofdamascus #thegoodshepherd #glorybetogod

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A Morning Prayer by Elder Sophrony of Essex

September 26, 2016 | Prayer, Uncategorized

‚ÄčHesychia and Theology by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos, who writes, “If someone reads this prayer in the morning with contrition and attention, the whole day will be blessed.”

Prayer at Daybreak to be said each day on rising from sleep

Eternal King without beginning, You who are before all worlds, my Maker, Who have summoned all things from non-being into this life: bless this day that You, in Your inscrutable goodness, give to me. By the power of Your blessing enable me at all times in this coming day to speak and act for You, to Your glory, in Your fear, according to Your will, with a pure spirit, with humility, patience, love, gentleness, peace, courage, wisdom and prayer, aware everywhere of Your presence.

Yes, Lord, in Your immense mercy, lead me by Your Holy Spirit into every good work and word, and grant me to walk all my life long in Your sight without stumbling, according to Your righteousness that You have revealed to us, that I may not add to my transgressions.

O Lord, great in mercy, spare me who am perishing in wickedness; do not hide Your face from me. And when my corrupt will would lead me down other paths, do not forsake me, my Savior, but force me back to Your holy path.

O You Who are good, to Whom all hearts are open, You know my poverty and my foolishness, my blindness and my uselessness, but the sufferings of my soul are also before You. Wherefore I beseech You: hear me in my affliction and fill me with Your strength from above. Raise me up who am paralyzed with sin, and deliver me who am enslaved to the passions. Heal me from every hidden wound. Purify me from all taint of flesh and spirit. Preserve me from every inward and outward impulse that is unpleasing in Your sight and hurtful to my brother.

I beseech You: establish me in the path of Your commandments and to my last breath do not let me stray from the light of Your ordinances, so that Your commandments may become the sole law of my being in this life and in all eternity.

O God, my God, I plead with You for many and great things: do not disregard me. Do not cast me away from Your presence because of my presumption and boldness, but by the power of Your love lead me in the path of Your will. Grant me to love You as You have commanded, with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my mind, and with all my strength: with my whole being.

For You alone are the holy protection and all-powerful defender of my life, and to You I ascribe glory and offer my prayer.

Grant me to know Your truth before I depart this life. Maintain my life in this world until I may offer You true repentance. Do not take me away in the midst of my days, and when You are pleased to bring my life to an end, forewarn me of my death, so that I may prepare my soul to come before You.

Be with me then, O Lord, on my great and sacred day, and grant me the joy of Your salvation. Cleanse me from manifest and secret sins, from all iniquity hidden in me; and give me a right answer before Your dread judgment-seat. Amen.