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PRAYERS OF REPENTENCE TRISAGION PRAYERS

Lord our God, You who are good and merciful, I acknowledge + In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
all my sins which I have committed every day in my life, in Amen. Glory to You, O Lord, Glory to You!
thought, word and deed, in body and soul alike. I am truly
sorry that I have ever offended You, and I sincerely repent; Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, present in all
with tears I humbly pray, Lord; mercifully forgive me all my places and filling all things, Treasury of Goodness and Giver
past transgressions and absolve me from them. I firmly resolve of life: come and abide in us. Cleanse us from every stain of
and commit, with the help of Your Grace, to amend my way sin and save our souls, O Gracious Lord.
of life and to sin no more; that I may walk in the way of Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Have mercy on us.
righteousness and offer praise and glorify the Name of the (repeat 3 times) + Glory to the Father, and the Son and the
+ Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages.
Amen.
LENTEN PRAYER
of St Ephraim the Syrian All Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins.
Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal
Lord and Master of my life, deliver me from the spirit our infirmities, for the glory of Your name.
of laziness, meddling, ambition and gossip.
Lord, have mercy (3x)
+ Prostration
Give me, Your servant, the spirit of prudence, + Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both
humility, patience and love. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen
+ Prostration Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy
Lord and King, grant that I may see my sins and faults and not Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
judge my brother, for You are blessed forever and ever. Amen. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and
+ Prostration
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
(A Prostration is a humble offering of the body during prayer. + For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory of
While making the sign of the cross, bow down to your knees the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and
and touch your forehead to the ground. Then rise and repeat.) forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

PRAYERS OF REPENTENCE TRISAGION PRAYERS
Lord our God, You who are good and merciful, I acknowledge + In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
all my sins which I have committed every day in my life, in Amen. Glory to You, O Lord, Glory to You!
thought, word and deed, in body and soul alike. I am truly
sorry that I have ever offended You, and I sincerely repent; Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, present in all
with tears I humbly pray, Lord; mercifully forgive me all my places and filling all things, Treasury of Goodness and Giver
past transgressions and absolve me from them. I firmly resolve of life: come and abide in us. Cleanse us from every stain of
and commit, with the help of Your Grace, to amend my way sin and save our souls, O Gracious Lord.
of life and to sin no more; that I may walk in the way of Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Have mercy on us.
righteousness and offer praise and glorify the Name of the (repeat 3 times) + Glory to the Father, and the Son and the
+ Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages.
Amen.
LENTEN PRAYER
of St Ephraim the Syrian All Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins.
Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal
Lord and Master of my life, deliver me from the spirit our infirmities, for the glory of Your name.
of laziness, meddling, ambition and gossip.
Lord, have mercy (3x)
+ Prostration
Give me, Your servant, the spirit of prudence, + Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both
humility, patience and love. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen
+ Prostration Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy
Lord and King, grant that I may see my sins and faults and not Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
judge my brother, for You are blessed forever and ever. Amen. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and
+ Prostration
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
(A Prostration is a humble offering of the body during prayer. + For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory of
While making the sign of the cross, bow down to your knees the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and
and touch your forehead to the ground. Then rise and repeat.) forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
PRAYER IN TIME OF TROUBLE MORNING PRAYERS
(First say the Trisagion Prayers on Page 1)
O God, our help and assistance, Who are just and merciful,
look down upon me, a sinner, have mercy upon me, and Arising from sleep, I thank you most Holy Trinity, that for
deliver me from this trouble. I acknowledge and believe, the sake of Your great kindness and long-suffering you have
O Lord, that all trials of this life are given for our correction, not had righteous anger against me, for I am slothful and
when we drift away from You, and disobey Your sinful, neither have You destroyed me in my sins, but You
commandments; deal not with me after my sins, but have shown to me Your customary love, and have raised me
according to Your bountiful mercies, for I am the work of up that I might sing Your morning hymn and glorify Your
Your hands, and You know my weakness. Grant me, Your majesty, in the name of the + Father, and the Son, and the
divine helping Grace and endow me with patience and Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
strength to endure my trials with complete submission to
Your Will. You are my only hope. I flee to You and trust that DAILY PRAYER
in due time, when You know best, You will deliver me from of Metropolitan Philaret
this trouble, and I shall rejoice in Your mercy, and praise
Your Holy Name, + The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. O Lord, grant that I may meet the coming day in peace. Help
me in all things to rely upon your holy will. In each hour of
PRAYER FOR TRAVEL the day reveal your will to me. Bless my dealings with all
Lord Jesus, You who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life; who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me
You who traveled with your servant Joseph; You who throughout the day with peace of soul, and with the firm
accompanied Your two disciples on the road to Emmaus and conviction that Your will governs all. In all my deeds and
set their hearts aflame with the warmth of Your love; Travel words guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events,
with me also and bless my journey. Gladden my heart with let me not forget that all are sent by You. Teach me to act
the nearness of Your Presence. Surround me with Your holy firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing
angles to keep me safe. Deliver and protect me from all others. Give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming
danger, misfortune, and temptation. Keep me in the center of day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will. Teach me to
Your love and obedient to Your will. Help me return home pray and Yourself pray within me.
again in peace, health and good will that I may praise and + My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection
glorify Your exalted Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all is the Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity glory be to You. Amen.
the days of my life. Amen.

PRAYER IN TIME OF TROUBLE MORNING PRAYERS
(First say the Trisagion Prayers on Page 1)
O God, our help and assistance, Who are just and merciful,
look down upon me, a sinner, have mercy upon me, and Arising from sleep, I thank you most Holy Trinity, that for
deliver me from this trouble. I acknowledge and believe, the sake of Your great kindness and long-suffering you have
O Lord, that all trials of this life are given for our correction, not had righteous anger against me, for I am slothful and
when we drift away from You, and disobey Your sinful, neither have You destroyed me in my sins, but You
commandments; deal not with me after my sins, but have shown to me Your customary love, and have raised me
according to Your bountiful mercies, for I am the work of up that I might sing Your morning hymn and glorify Your
Your hands, and You know my weakness. Grant me, Your majesty, in the name of the + Father, and the Son, and the
divine helping Grace and endow me with patience and Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
strength to endure my trials with complete submission to
Your Will. You are my only hope. I flee to You and trust that DAILY PRAYER
in due time, when You know best, You will deliver me from of Metropolitan Philaret
this trouble, and I shall rejoice in Your mercy, and praise
Your Holy Name, + The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. O Lord, grant that I may meet the coming day in peace. Help
me in all things to rely upon your holy will. In each hour of
PRAYER FOR TRAVEL the day reveal your will to me. Bless my dealings with all
who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me
Lord Jesus, You who are the Way, the Truth, and the Life; throughout the day with peace of soul, and with the firm
You who traveled with your servant Joseph; You who conviction that Your will governs all. In all my deeds and
accompanied Your two disciples on the road to Emmaus and words guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events,
set their hearts aflame with the warmth of Your love; Travel let me not forget that all are sent by You. Teach me to act
with me also and bless my journey. Gladden my heart with firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing
the nearness of Your Presence. Surround me with Your holy others. Give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming
angles to keep me safe. Deliver and protect me from all day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will. Teach me to
danger, misfortune, and temptation. Keep me in the center of pray and Yourself pray within me.
Your love and obedient to Your will. Help me return home
again in peace, health and good will that I may praise and + My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection
glorify Your exalted Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all is the Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity glory be to You. Amen.
the days of my life. Amen.
INTRODUCTION PRAYER BEFORE COMMUNION
(Prepare by fasting and Confession with a Spiritual Father)
Would you ever leave for school without
brushing your teeth or putting on shoes? O Lord and Master Jesus Christ, our God, who alone has
Never! power to forgive the sins of men, do You, O Good One,
forgive all the sins that I have committed in knowledge or
In the same way, we can begin to see prayer as an essential in ignorance, and make me worthy to receive without
part of our day, for the benefits are greater than fresh breath judgment Your divine, glorious, immaculate and life-giving
or comfortable feet! Start small, with an icon of Christ and Mysteries; not unto punishment or unto increase of sin; but
just five minutes, but strive for consistency. The goal is to unto purification, and sanctification and a promise of Your
remember, thank, and glorify God each and every day by Kingdom and the Life to come; as a protection and a help to
coming to meet Him face to face. By doing this, we grow overthrow the enemy, and to blot out my many sins. For You
to rely on Christ and He becomes the center of our lives. are a God of Mercy and compassion and unto You we
ascribe glory together with the + Father and the Holy Spirit;
Remember, when we pray, we open the communication
now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
between us and God in a very personal way. There’s no one
who knows us better than our Lord. He is with us each step + O God be gracious unto me a sinner. (repeat 3 times)
of the way, and He knows exactly what we need.
In the Orthodox Church, we learn how to pray from the Saints THANKSGIVING AFTER COMMUNION
who are illumined by God and who share in His glory. When O You Who give me willingly Your Flesh for food, You
we use their prayers that were written and passed on to us, we Who are fire, and burn the unworthy, scorch me not, O my
become like them and follow them into union with God. This Maker, but rather pass through me into all my joints, my
is the most effective way of reaching our Lord – for not every feelings, and my heart. Burn up the thorns of all my sins.
ship that sets sails reaches its’ destination. Purify my soul, make holy my mind; strengthen my knees
+ and my bones; enlighten the simplicity of my five senses,
We hope you enjoy and use this small gift and make me the temple of Your Holy Spirit and no longer
from the Norfolk Annunciation GOYA a dwelling place for sin. For You alone are our salvation,
and to You we offer due praise and thanksgiving. Amen. +
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INTRODUCTION PRAYER BEFORE COMMUNION
Would you ever leave for school without (Prepare by fasting and Confession with a Spiritual Father)
brushing your teeth or putting on shoes?
O Lord and Master Jesus Christ, our God, who alone has
Never! power to forgive the sins of men, do You, O Good One,
forgive all the sins that I have committed in knowledge or
In the same way, we can begin to see prayer as an essential in ignorance, and make me worthy to receive without
part of our day, for the benefits are greater than fresh breath judgment Your divine, glorious, immaculate and life-giving
or comfortable feet! Start small, with an icon of Christ and Mysteries; not unto punishment or unto increase of sin; but
just five minutes, but strive for consistency. The goal is to unto purification, and sanctification and a promise of Your
remember, thank, and glorify God each and every day by Kingdom and the Life to come; as a protection and a help to
coming to meet Him face to face. By doing this, we grow overthrow the enemy, and to blot out my many sins. For You
to rely on Christ and He becomes the center of our lives. are a God of Mercy and compassion and unto You we
Remember, when we pray, we open the communication ascribe glory together with the + Father and the Holy Spirit;
between us and God in a very personal way. There’s no one now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
who knows us better than our Lord. He is with us each step + O God be gracious unto me a sinner. (repeat 3 times)
of the way, and He knows exactly what we need.
In the Orthodox Church, we learn how to pray from the Saints THANKSGIVING AFTER COMMUNION
who are illumined by God and who share in His glory. When
we use their prayers that were written and passed on to us, we O You Who give me willingly Your Flesh for food, You
become like them and follow them into union with God. This Who are fire, and burn the unworthy, scorch me not, O my
is the most effective way of reaching our Lord – for not every Maker, but rather pass through me into all my joints, my
ship that sets sails reaches its’ destination. feelings, and my heart. Burn up the thorns of all my sins.
Purify my soul, make holy my mind; strengthen my knees
+ and my bones; enlighten the simplicity of my five senses,
We hope you enjoy and use this small gift and make me the temple of Your Holy Spirit and no longer
from the Norfolk Annunciation GOYA a dwelling place for sin. For You alone are our salvation,
and to You we offer due praise and thanksgiving. Amen. +
NICENE CREED (325 A.D.) PRAYER OF A SINGLE PERSON

(The word “creed” means “I believe.” As Orthodox Christians, Blessed Lord, You who have given us an example of ideal
we confess the one, true, universal faith that can be traced back purity, strengthen me, I pray, when temptation attacks me,
to the Apostles and has been without change for 2000+ years) and when strong passions seek to overwhelm me, that I may
remain constant in virtue and innocent in thought, word, and
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven deed, doing only those things that are well-pleasing to You.
and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; and in one Grant me growth in wisdom and understanding, that I may
Lord Jesus Christ, the Only-Begotten Son of God, begotten serve You in holiness all the days of my life, + through the
of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, True God of prayers of Your all-immaculate Mother and of all thy Saints,
True God, begotten, not created; of one essence with the especially my patron Saint ____. Amen.
Father; by Whom all things were made.
PRAYER BEFORE ANY TASK
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from (Sports matches, exams, performances, class presentations)
heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin
Mary, and became man; and was crucified also for us under Almighty God, our help and refuge,
Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; On the third day Source of all wisdom and pillar of strength,
He arose, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into You know that without You I am powerless.
heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; I firmly believe that “apart from You I can do nothing.”
Send Your Grace to enable me to complete the task I am
And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and about to undertake. Help me to accomplish it faithfully and
the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end. And I believe diligently so that it may prove helpful to myself and others.
in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceeds And that it may bring glory to Your holy Name.
from the Father; Who together with the Father and the Son is
worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory of the
+ Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever
In + One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church I acknowledge and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
one baptism for the remission of sin. I look for the resurrection
of the dead and the life of the ages to come. Amen. “The things which are impossible with men
(“Catholic” in this case means “Universal”) are possible with God.” Luke 18:27

NICENE CREED (325 A.D.) PRAYER OF A SINGLE PERSON

(The word “creed” means “I believe.” As Orthodox Christians, Blessed Lord, You who have given us an example of ideal
we confess the one, true, universal faith that can be traced back purity, strengthen me, I pray, when temptation attacks me,
to the Apostles and has been without change for 2000+ years) and when strong passions seek to overwhelm me, that I may
remain constant in virtue and innocent in thought, word, and
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven deed, doing only those things that are well-pleasing to You.
and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; and in one Grant me growth in wisdom and understanding, that I may
Lord Jesus Christ, the Only-Begotten Son of God, begotten serve You in holiness all the days of my life, + through the
of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, True God of prayers of Your all-immaculate Mother and of all thy Saints,
True God, begotten, not created; of one essence with the especially my patron Saint ____. Amen.
Father; by Whom all things were made.
PRAYER BEFORE ANY TASK
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from (Sports matches, exams, performances, class presentations)
heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin
Mary, and became man; and was crucified also for us under Almighty God, our help and refuge,
Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; On the third day Source of all wisdom and pillar of strength,
He arose, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into You know that without You I am powerless.
heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; I firmly believe that “apart from You I can do nothing.”
Send Your Grace to enable me to complete the task I am
And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and
about to undertake. Help me to accomplish it faithfully and
the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end. And I believe
diligently so that it may prove helpful to myself and others.
in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceeds
And that it may bring glory to Your holy Name.
from the Father; Who together with the Father and the Son is
worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory of the
+ Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever
In + One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church I acknowledge
and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
one baptism for the remission of sin. I look for the resurrection
of the dead and the life of the ages to come. Amen.
“The things which are impossible with men
(“Catholic” in this case means “Universal”) are possible with God.” Luke 18:27
PRAYERS BEFORE MEALS EVENING PRAYERS
(First say the Trisagion Prayers on Page 1)
+Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen
Psalm 141:1-2
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Hear me when I call to you. Receive my prayer as incense,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in and my lifted hands as an evening sacrifice.
Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us
our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; Prayers of Thanksgiving
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Now that the day has ended, I thank you Lord, and I ask
+ Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ that the evening and the night be sinless. Grant this to me,
our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen. O Savior, and save me.
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy + Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen
Christ our God, bless us Your servants, our home/school,
and the food and drink before us, for You are the Source Prayers for Forgiveness
of all blessings, now and forever and ever. Amen.
Lord, God our Father, if during this day I have sinned in
word, deed or thought forgive me in Your goodness and
THANKSGIVING AFTER MEALS love. (At this point, acknowledge and confess to God specific
+Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, personal sins from the day) Grant me peaceful sleep; protect
both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. me from all evil and wake me in the morning that I may
glorify You, Your Son and Your Holy Spirit now and forever
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy. and ever. Amen.
We thank You, O Christ our God, that You have satisfied
us with Your earthly gifts, deprive us not of Your Heavenly Prayers Before Sleep
Kingdom; but as You entered into the midst of Your Into Your hands, Lord Jesus Christ, I entrust my soul and
disciples, O Savior, and granted them peace, come among body. Bless me, have mercy on me, and grant me eternal life.
us also and save us. Amen. Amen. + Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, and of the
Saints, Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

PRAYERS BEFORE MEALS EVENING PRAYERS
(First say the Trisagion Prayers on Page 1)
+Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen
Psalm 141:1-2
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Hear me when I call to you. Receive my prayer as incense,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in and my lifted hands as an evening sacrifice.
Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us
our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; Prayers of Thanksgiving
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Now that the day has ended, I thank you Lord, and I ask
+ Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ that the evening and the night be sinless. Grant this to me,
our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen. O Savior, and save me.
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy + Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen
Christ our God, bless us Your servants, our home/school,
and the food and drink before us, for You are the Source Prayers for Forgiveness
of all blessings, now and forever and ever. Amen.
Lord, God our Father, if during this day I have sinned in
word, deed or thought forgive me in Your goodness and
THANKSGIVING AFTER MEALS love. (At this point, acknowledge and confess to God specific
+Glory to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, personal sins from the day) Grant me peaceful sleep; protect
both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. me from all evil and wake me in the morning that I may
glorify You, Your Son and Your Holy Spirit now and forever
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy. and ever. Amen.
We thank You, O Christ our God, that You have satisfied
us with Your earthly gifts, deprive us not of Your Heavenly Prayers Before Sleep
Kingdom; but as You entered into the midst of Your Into Your hands, Lord Jesus Christ, I entrust my soul and
disciples, O Savior, and granted them peace, come among body. Bless me, have mercy on me, and grant me eternal life.
us also and save us. Amen. Amen. + Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, and of the
Saints, Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.