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Edited By:Fr. Biju. P. Thomas
A Publication of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (M.G.O.C.S.M.)
Diocese of Delhi 2008
REJOICE IN PRAYER Edited By :- Fr. Biju. P. Thomas
Published by : Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement (MGOCSM)- Delhi Diocese
First Published : November, 2007 1000 Copies
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CONTENTS 1. FOREWORD 2. ACKNOWLEDGMENT 3. JOY OF PRAYER 4. GOD WHO HEARS THE PRAYER 5. PRAYER UNCEASING 6. IN THE COMMUNION OF GOD 7. PRAYER FOR SPECIAL OCCASION AND MEDITATION Prayers of Thanksgiving Prayers for Enlightenment Family Prayer Prayer before Travel Prayer for Love Prayer for Study Prayer for Bed-Time Prayer for Praise and thanksgiving When a child is Born In a time of worry and Anxiety For a wedding Anniversary On Sundays A Father’s Prayer 8. EVENING PRAYER 9. PRAYER BEFORE SLEEP 10. MIDNIGHT PRAYER 11. FOURTH WATCH 12. MEDITATION For God’s Protection For God’s Help For Strength For Divine Guidance For the love of God Just for Today Hymns Prayer for Forgiveness Mealtime Prayer Prayer in time of Illness Prayers for Repentance Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Prayer for Peace Prayer for the Morning Birthday Prayer In the time of illness When there is a Marriage in the family An Office-worker’s Prayer A Mother’s Prayer
His Grace Job Mar Philoxenos
Metropolitan of the Delhi Diocese We are immensely grateful to the Almighty God who enabled us to bring out , this prayer book ‘Rejoice in Prayer’. We submit all our trust in Him alone , whose unceasing mercy paved way to publish this book. We also appreciate and thank Rev. Fr. Biju P. Thomas for his diligence, in editing this book. May the Lord Almighty shower him with His grace and mercy. This prayer book will stand as bulwark, against the evil forces, that have been deeply rooted in the minds of our youngsters, that browsing of its pages will enable the same to dispel the evil and grow in communion with the Almighty. The Blessed Elena Guerra ( 1835 –1914) said praying is : Thinking of God so as to know Him ; Knowing of God so as to love Him ; Loving God so as to serve Him ; Knowing , loving and serving God to enjoy Him in eternity; As oil is needed to light the lamp, man needs prayer to shine. Prayer is the breath, which sustains and helps our spiritual growth. It is the lifting up of the mind and heart to God, and praising him for his unending grace and blessings. According to H.G. Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios, we are cleansed of the accumulated impurities of our life through prayers and we are supplied with power to live a good, kind and holy life. In prayer the first focus must be on God , and the second should be mankind, and only in the third place we should ask for ourselves. Besides the written Canonical prayers, we can approach our Almighty, with utmost devotion , to pray for our loved one , and that too in our own words. This kind of prayerful mechanism , enables us to be in proper communion with God, and proves to be fruitful. The more wood we pile on a fire the more heat we get , and thus it is with God – the more we think of Him the more we gain in love and fervor towards him. It would be appropriate if we lit candles or vigil lamp while praying. Light which is a symbol of God, dispels the darkness , that engulfs our mind. The Holy Scripture is records that Eternal, and true light, and light of the World , our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we see light
but we must follow hours of prayer prescribed by the saints. “at mid night I give thanks to you for your righteous judgment” the same prophet says. The seven office hours of prayers are strictly observed at our church centers. Basil of Caesaria.00 p. there are certain degrees of prayer involving our body. We must not breathe up the constant cycle of prayer . 3. Mid night 4. Seminaries.The darkness itself offers more joy than all created light and leads to the bliss of the uncreated True Light.To live a life of prayer is to live in the actual presence of God. the closer a human being approaches the vision of God. 330 – 395) reminds us about the degree of prayer (“From glory to glory”) that those whom God favours with mystical communion often live in darkness and then in light. fourth century Cappadocian Father reminds us. The great St. prayer book for young people and many other publications. children’s hand book of common prayer. St. “Seven times a day I praise you “(Ps.crucifixion of our Lord 7. Gregory of Nyssa (C. Evening 2.m coming down of the Holy Spirit on the day of pentecosti 6. According to Bishop Thephan. “The whole of our life should be a season of prayers. Monasteries and convents. 119 : 164).(Jn 1: 4 . “Davis says. the Recluse (1815 – 1894) a Russian ascetic theologian. intellect and the capacity beyond the limits of consciousness in prayer.00 a. The seven hours of prayer and their significance are as : 1. 9.00 noon . 9 : 5 and Ps 36 : 9). Bed time 3. We have seen offices of prayer based on the saying of the Psalmist. Morningend of the day for God’s protection in the midnight beginning of the day beginning of the day 5. 2.m – death of our Lord on the cross We possess many common prayer books such as family prayer book .“ evening and morning and at noon I will pray” (Ps 55 : 17) . the more that person is aware of the inevitability of God in his own darkness. The principle thus is to stand before God . knitted up in an inextricable way by the Holy Fathers to approach God in the right spirit with humility and purity of heart.
a fertile land. and unending effort of those who made it possible to publish this book prove out to be of worth and fruitful. which will ultimately sprout out like the showers of blessings from our God . troubles . so that God may forgive us and be merciful to all. in which we can sow. envy and evil thoughts . that ultimately embaseth them to a perfidious state. In a country like ours where youth is most powerful and vibrant . and tranquilities . It’s sure that those who browse its pages with utmost devotion and try to follow the same in their personal life. the Almighty. will Rejoice in the Almighty throughout their lives.with the intellect in the heart. We must force ourselves to pray throughout our lives . This book. chances always persist for them to get deviated and misdirected from the path of God. and trace out whether he/she has dispelled from the path of God ? May all the hard work. the seeds of our worries. I wish all success for MGOCSM of our Diocese in all their endeavours. . by keeping our hearts free from hatred . and go on standing before Him unceasing day and night until the end of life. Prayer is thus. (Rejoice in Prayer) will enable the youth to probe deep into their inner sub-conscious mind . .
the vice president of our Diocesan MGOCSM. This prayer book is result of the painstaking efforts taken by Rev. We are very grateful to Achen for his valuable services and prayers. Dear friends. We read in St. in your valuable prayers do remember the activities of our diocesan MGOCSM. From the gospels. In the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. we submit ourselves to God. Mahatma Gandhi said. Mathew 26:41 “keep watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation” We must pray to God with a pure heart. BIJU P. we also pray for the good health and a speedy recovery of our beloved Thirumeni who is undergoing dialysis treatment. Delhi diocese is treading towards the path of progress. He taught us a prayer and his prayerful life is a role model for us to follow.ACKNOWLEDGMENT IT is indeed a very historic and defining moment for the MGOCSM. we learn that when Jesus Christ lived in this world. we learn that how we must pray to god. prayer helps us to keep the unbroken relationship with the living God. His Grace has always been a fortress of strength and encouragement. I sincerely hope and pray that.” We can learn many things about prayer. may our MGOCSM strive to great heights of success and progress and proudly uphold our motto of worship. His vision for the Diaspora and the youngsters is worth commendation. Under his able guidance and humble approach. Delhi diocese that for the very first time is bringing out a prayer book. the MGOCSM. but I can’t live without prayer” . a spirit of humility and repentance. At this juncture. Through prayer. catered specifically for the needs of the students and the Diaspora community. we read in Ephesians 2: 14 “lord help me to lighten the eyes of my inner being. Fr. I am a sinner have mercy on me” is the simple and humble prayer we can follow always. but we can enjoy it only through practicing it. “I can live without food for days. Dearly beloved in Christ. study and service. who went to the temple for prayer. THOMAS. he practiced a prayerful life. It is said that prayer is the communion and communication with God. this earnest endeavour of the MGOCSM in bringing out the prayer book would become an effective tool for the spiritual enrichment and nourishment of Christian values and ethos. St Paul prayed to strengthen his inner being. “Oh lord.
created in his own image and likeness. Yours in the service of the Almighty ABIN P JACOB General Secretary. Prayer helps us to grow spiritually. are a model for us to follow. it is our duty to pray. “come let us bow down in worship. St Paul. Mar Gregorios of Parumala etc. and let us kneel before lord the master.As the creation of God. The psalmist exhorts us to pray by saying.” The prayers of Hannah. Mother Mary. MGOCSM Delhi Diocese . mentally and physically. Let us rededicate ourselves to the will of God and lead a prayerful and virtuous life. May God bless us all.
food etc. an undisturbed refuge. a root of a multitude of blessings and their source. families and individuals. Human being is also a spiritual being. Prayer is inevitable to the spiritual survival of human being just as water. the intimate bond with one’s creator. the dependence of the youth. there is no life. a cause of tranquility.” St.” In this globalized world where materialism and consumerism rule over the world. having one’s soul united with Him and one’s mind inseparable. being always with God. One who loves his fellowmen is a real devotee. All what is created by God deserves love. people are leading a busy life.JOY OF PRAYER Fr. I am lucky if the ushers show up. Thomas “Prayer is a great weapon. Biju P. The divine life sowed in our soul at baptism can grow and mature in its own unique way only through constant and watchful prayer. but if I announce a prayer meeting.” St. Gregorios of Parumala It is sad to see how prayer has lost its importance and place in many churches. and peace of the old age. a rich treasure. are essential for the human for his biological growth and survival. They have no time for anything apart from making money. honesty and respect among the people. Prayer is the respiration of the soul. John Chrysostom “Prayer is a conversation directly with God. A person becomes one with the angels and unites with them in perpetual praise and longing for God” St. “If I announce a banquet people will come out of their work to attend. Symeon of Thessaloniki “Prayer is the enthusiasm of childhood. religious faith. a wealth that is never exhausted. air. Few months ago a clergy said. . It is like plant needing water and fertilizers to grow and develop. People think that wealth is everything and without money. Things more than what we could dream of are possible through prayer” “Prayer brings truth.
even when the body decays. God is spirit. Rather than any other element. prayer. Image of God in man is ultimately spiritual rather than biological. in the image of God He created him (Gen. In Orthodox Syrian Church prayer book. 1:27)”. Vladimir the Prince of Kiev sent envoys to various Christian centers to study their forms of worship. “So God created man in His own image. We cannot describe it to you.For the Eastern Orthodox Church. This soul in human being always wishes to be in constant relationship with the infinite to quench its spiritual poverty or thirst. . in the Morning Prayer. In human terms. Thus. worn-out. and I long for you.” In the latter part of the tenth century.a soul that will never die. Like a dry. I don’t reject God’s hand in biological aspect of man. The soul wishes to meet the creator We are created by the God Almighty. especially the sacramental worship is a special and profound experience of the meeting of heaven and earth. Indeed prayer is raising one’s mind and heart to God. the spiritual image of God is prominent in human beings. The envoys uttered these words when they reported their presence at the celebration of the Eucharist in the Great Church of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople. for surely there is no such splendour or beauty anywhere on earth. you are my God. My whole being desires you. The profound experience expressed by the Russian envoys has been one that has shared by many throughout the centuries who have witnessed for the first time the beautiful and inspiring Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church. God designed man’s body. It is unimaginable and incomprehensible. “We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth. We only know that God dwells there among men and that their service surpasses the worship o all other places. Let me quote one such occasion. we chant Psalm 63 “O God. God is our creator. Man’s soul is given by God Almighty . He is our Father and we are His children.
The negative experience in desert makes human life empty and void. we enjoy the happiness. In prayer.” Psalms 62: 1 Father .and waterless land. The desert experience is dull. “Behold. It was also believed that desert is the place where Satan is very active. The situation of the poem has a symbolic meaning. A serene spirit is attained in the presence of God. no happiness and it is full of fear and anxiety. I whould like to take you to a pleasant journey of going through some more such Biblical Passages in the Bible.‘Father’ for which we are noweligible.” I John 3:2 “For we are also His offspring” Acts 17:28. no hope. The wilderness is a desert experience. There is no color. let me see how mighty and glorious you are. It is like a traveler searching for water in the desert. However. I thirst for yo9u. Let me see you in the sanctuary. and tears are my only food.” Psalms 63: 1. O God. “As a deer longs for a stream of cool water so I long for you. peace and communion with God. 2 The King David wrote this beautiful and powerful song. the living God : when can I go and worship in your presence? Day and night. all the time my enemies ask me. boring and dry. I depend on him alone. my soul is thirsty for you. when he was in the wilderness of Judea. . Jesus Christ himself addressed God “Father” and taught us to call Him “Our Father who art in Heaven” God has given us the spiritual privilege to call him .son Fellowship in prayer We invocate and address our God as . “Where is your God?” Psalms 42: 1-3 “I wait patiently for God to save me. I cry. spirit in human being wants to be in communion with God even in the midst of adversaries. now we are children of God.‘Our Father’.
our courage in adversity. Prayer is the sole occasion to bring us to the magnificent and majestic presence of our Father to partake in His glory and experience the heavenly blessings. . God is the father of all who believe in Christ. our peace in trouble and our light in darkness. but a result of life and works of Christ. Abba Father” Romans 8:15 Prayer is our strength in temptation. our moderator in success. sorrows and seek His divine intervention. Like a son approches his Father with all liberty and freedom we can come before God to share with him our concerns. To obtain God as Father is not a result of one’s own merit.“You received the spirit of adoption by who we cry out. One who believes Christ as savior of the world enters in to the blessed ‘Father . our solace in sorrow.Child’ relationship with the God. happiness.
Thomas Does God hear our Prayer? In one of the liturgical texts for Eucharist.GOD WHO HEARS THE PRAYER Fr. Prayer of Daniel from the lion’s den was heard and answered. seek and you will find. “O you who hear prayer” Psalms 65: 2. today and forever” Abraham the father of the faithful prayed to God and delivered Lot . (Thaksa) in the introductory prayer before – “Our Father who art in Heaven ‘the Priest prays – Almighty God who hears and answers our prayer and supplications. It is important for the believers to understand that prayers will be answered only if it is done with the faith. “I am the Lord. Biju P. God is everywhere and we can always communicate with Him through prayer. God heard the cries of Shadrak. Meshak and Abed Nego in the furnace and rescued them unhurt. don’t give up” (Luke 18: 1) b) “Watch therefore and pray always” (Luke 21: 36) c) “Ask and it will be given to you. . that God is a prayer hearing God.” (James 4: 2) How Prayer helps Prayer helps us to understand that our knowledge and strength are limited. Holy Bible also testimonies God as one who hears the prayers. knock and the door will be opened to you.his nephew from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Prayer helps us to know the true meaning of life. The characteristics and attributes of God are unchanging and everlasting. It is God’s nature to hear and answer prayers.”( Luke 11: 9) d) “Pray continually” (Thessalonians 5: 17) e) “Present your requests and needs before God through Prayer” (Phil 4: 6) f) “You do not have because you don’t ask. Prayer – It’s God’s Command a) “Always pray . I change not” Malachi 3: 6 Hebrews 13: 8 “Jesus is the same yesterday.
. blessings and grace. Prayer is God’s appointed way for getting peace. we share God’s holiness. In prayer. In prayer we come to know the reasons for failures. Prayer helps us to experience the pure love and consolation. We get strength through prayer to overcome Satan. Through the regular prayer. Prayer is that unique moment when heaven and earth come together. Prayer helps us to identify our failures and problems. Holiness is the basic character of God. Prayer is a powerful weapon to fight with evil. There is always war fare against evil. We feel God Almighty’s presence when we pray.Jesus Christ himself prayed and was in communication with His Father for 40 days before His encounter with satan.Prayer helps us to approach God Almighty to draw strength in order to face life’s problems. Christian life is a pilgrimage to the Kingdom of God. Prayer at all times works miracles. God is Holy. Prayer helps us to purify externally and internally. because it calls out to the heart of God who is all powerful and infinite goodness. we get connected with the ultimate reality.
very busy people. Through unceasing prayer we can transform our life into a successful one even in the midst of pain. Jesus Christ assures – “If two or three are gathered in my name I am in Your midst”. It is only a means to meet . St. persecution and trouble. The devotee gets a chance to converse with his creator. Chanting is merely a lip exercise but prayer is communion with God. “This is what St. to converse in silence and in words and exchange the feeling and thoughts with the Almighty. a prayer. Our work. to pray means to think and live our entire life in the presence of God. In true spirituality prayer in itself is not the ultimate aim . Paul urges the people of Rome to be constant in prayer (Romans 12:12) He instructs the people of Theselonica and Ephesus to pray unceasingly . devotees withdraw themselves from the worldly and material matters and submit the body. Biju P. mind and spirit in the presence of God. Paul means when he writes to the Corinthians that “ Whatever you do. Also Holy Eucharist is the occasion to meet Christ face to face. How can we find more time for prayer into our already overcrowded lives. Prayer is a meeting point of God and man. How can one resonate the normal material life with a life of prayer unceasing? Is it possible? We are. At the zenith of sufferings on the cross. The secret of rejoicing in prayer dwells in meeting of man and God and not in simply completing the chanting . an offering. do it for the glory of God” ( 1 Cor. our family. 10:31) . Our whole life. Thomas The church fathers defined prayer as a medium for communion and communication with the Almighty.? To pray does not mean to think about God in contrast to thinking about other things or to spend time with God in contrast to spending time with our family and friends. our education all places makes heavy demands upon our time. Prayer is the companion for the lonely and suffering. Christ transformed those moments for fulfilling His Father’s will. This is the assurance of the presence of God during prayer. They trust in God for the help in everything through unconditional surrender. Rather. In true prayer. even a smile must become a life of adoration.PRAYER UNCEASING Fr. after all. every act and gesture.
Oh Lord. and bless thy children. 6. Almighty Father. Jesus prayer is offered as a means of concentration as a focal point for our inner life. make be worthy enough to stand in thy front and thank you for all the blessing. . ocean of love. Oh Lord . have mercy on us. 8. Oh Lord. forgive our inequities. It is also known as the prayer of the heart. Oh. 16. have mercy on me. 15. Oh. 9. fill in us the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 13. Almighty Father. 1. Almighty. son of David. Oh. I am a sinner.“Lord Jesus Christ. I surrender myself unto thy feet. Lord. 5. Prayer that can be recited at any time. 12. give ears to my supplication. fill our hearts with the fragrance of your love. 4. 2. Son of God. Make me your son. Oh Lord Jesus. Oh.Jesus Prayer I think the prayers developed by the ascetics of Greek Orthodox church is befitting to lead a life of unceasing prayer . Ex. Jesus Christ. have mercy on us. Oh. Oh Lord. shower us with your grace and blessing. host of the whole creation. source of divine blessing. accept my praises and adoration. may the sign of your cross protect us from the heavy snares of evil. Oh Lord. 14. Lord. 11. Jesus Christ. 10. Oh Lord . 3. The most frequently used form of Jesus prayer is :. Oh Lord our God . Oh Lord. the Holy Spirit fill in us your strength. teach us to live in reconciliation with our friends and fellow-beings. The history of Jesus prayer goes back to the early 6th century. 7. Have mercy on me”.
the ocean of love. In today’s world. When Paul and Silas were chained prisoners in the dungeon of Roman Empire they prayed and God’s mighty power reached the inner cell. people flow to his kabar( where his mortals remains are kept) in lakhs year after year to seek his divine intercession. worship is a zealous enquiry. Prayer and worship are both beautiful and attractive. his prayerful journey has become the pride and power of Orthodox Church in India. of small and weak stature with a short life but. A third category generally believes in God’s existence. God’s energy manifests in prayer and worship. broke their chains. Human words are limited for an author to express the beauty of prayer and worship.IN THE COMMUNION OF GOD Fr. we stand at the banks of this ocean of love. 3. prayer is our obligation to the creator. Worship is so heart touching and inspiring that one who experiences its tranquility never ceases to pray. They may or may not go to a religions place for worship. They call themselves secular and believe that all religions are right. 2. we reach God Almighty . the enthusiasm of childhood. 1. for them work is worship. So let us quench . that is. Biju P. in Orthodox Christianity. It is a search for the ultimate needs of human being. However. Traditional worship patterns where prayer is considered as human being’s response and responsibility towards his/her creator. There. Gregorios of Parumala was a simple ascetic. Human beings share love and thirst to be loved. He rightly said “prayer is. In today’s fast-paced world. people expect fast result and expect something from God as response of their worship. In worship and prayer. This training should be of a lifelong help.” God is the epicenter of power and energy. Where can we get pure love? Ultimately. This small step will help you to take a giant leap in your prayer life. love. three models of worship can be identified. that today even after his death. Thomas I strongly recommend our students and youngsters to declare the next year as the year of worship for being trained to lead a prayerful life. and set them free. St. the dependence of the youth and the peace of old age.
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God” (Mathew 5: 8) External worship must be a symbol of internal worship and purity of heart.our own thirst and tell other people where pure love is available and carry maximum of it to share with the people who are deprived of it and are still in search for love.2) . In the web of God’s love even sinners have the opportunity to be loved. “Come let us sing for Joy to the Lord. The elementary aspect valued by God is a pure heart. God calls you to worship him. Pure heart is mandatory to meet God in worship and prayer. 95:1. let us shout aloud to the rock of our ‘salvation’. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song” (Ps. Love is non-perishable.
and save me. who loves the just and shows mercy to sinners. protect me from all evil and awakeme in the morning that I may glorify You. at this time receive our prayer and direct our lives according to Your will. Glory to the Father. we may attain the unity of the faith and the knowledge of Your unapproachable glory. Protect us from all evil and distress. if during this day. and I ask that the evening and the night be sinless. Grant this to me. Both now and forever and from ages to ages. loving and kind. God our Father. I glorify you. that guided and guarded by them. O Savior. Prayer for Forgiveness Lord. Amen. Surround us with Your holy angels. Grant me peaceful sleep. O Savior. I praise you. . Grant this to me. Prayers for Enlightenment Christ our God. Amen. I have sinned in word. Your Son and Your Holy Spirit now and forever and ever. who is worshipped and glorified at all times and in every hour in heaven and on earth. Correct our thoughts and purify our minds. Grant this to me. and save me. and I ask that the evening and the night be without offense. Now that the day has passed. O Holy One. Lord. Bless our souls and bodies. deed or thought forgive me in Your goodness and love. Amen Now that the day has run its course. and save me. who is most patient. I thank you Lord. O Master. who calls all to salvation through the promise of the blessings to come. and the Son and the Holy Spirit. and I ask that the evening and the night be undisturbed. for You alone are blessed forever and ever.PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND MEDITATION Prayers of Thanksgiving Now that the day has ended. O Savior.
Christ our God. that we may abound in every good work to the glory of Your name. for these Your gifts and all Your mercies. Deprive us not of Your heavenly Kingdom.MEALTIME PRAYERS Prayers before Meals Christ our God. now and forever. FAMILY PRAYER Family or Group Prayer Leader: May the grace or our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. Lord. enter among us. Amen. our God. All: You have given us grace at this time to offer You a common prayer together. their hearts shall live forever. giver of all good things. Your gifts and increase them for the hungry people in the world. Glory to You. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ. You are blessed and glorified forever. Fulfill. Lord. which are for our welfare. for providing us with Your earthly gifts. Fill us also with the gift of Your Holy Spirit. and we bless Your holy name now and forever. Bless also these. You are the One who blesses and sanctifies all things and to You we give glory. All: And with thy Spirit. We thank You Lord. Amen. Those who seek the Lord shall praise Him. Amen. now and forever and ever. women and children. You will grant their requests. You blessed the five loaves in the wilderness and fed the multitudes of men. bless us Your servants. the prayers of Your servants. as you entered among Your disciples to give them peace. Amen. our home. Lord and King! You have gladdened our hearts through Your earthly gifts. You have promised that when two or three people are gathered together in Your name. Bless us Lord and Your gifts which we are about to receive. Amen. the food and drink before us for You are the Source of all blessings. . The hungry shall eat and shall be satisfied. give us Your peace and save us. Prayers after Meals We thank you.
and direct them in the way of Salvation. lead them in the path of Your truth. Amen. hard working. devout and charitable. our Savior Jesus Christ. have mercy on us and save us. Through the prayers of our holy Fathers.grant us the knowledge of Your truth in this world and life everlasting in the world to come. our family may grow closer to You and a Life in Christ. Defend them against the assaults of the enemy. Prayer of a Single Parent Lord Jesus Christ my God. who loves humankind and are a most merciful and compassionate God. so that they may lead a godly and righteous life in Your love as they do Your will in all things. be their guide and guardian in all their endeavors. Amen . harm and sickness. and grant them wisdom and strength to resist all temptation and corruption. health and joy. Relatives & Friends O God. Amen. who carried Your own Holy Cross to Golgotha. Fulfill in me anything I may be lacking and grant that through our prayers and those of Your Holy Mother. through the goodness of Your Son. tireless. our heavenly Father. Lord Jesus Christ our God. Bless my parents who have raised me up with the help of Your grace. Parent’s Prayer for Their Children. grant me the strength. From the depth of my heart I fervently pray to You. and to show love and obedience toward them. and the prayers of His Holy Mother and the blessed saints. You have taught us to honor our fathers and mothers. and draw them nearer to You. Jesus. Grant them faith. O God. Amen Prayer for your Parent Lord and Savior. Bless all their works that they may give You honor and glory all the days of their lives. Amen. Protect them from evil. and mercy so that they may be patient. patience and wisdom to bear the burdens of parenthood. have mercy upon Your servants (Name those whom you wish to remember) for whom I humbly pray to You to care for and protect. Give them Your grace. my God: hear my prayer.
heal Your servant (name) and grant to him (her) the gift of complete health. You have taught us through Your word to pray for each other that we may be healed. with patience. who did cure the kinswoman of Peter. bless my parents and all those who love and care for me. Grant that my sickness may be to my spiritual benefit and that I may live the rest of my life more faithfully according to Your will. You became man and died on the cross for our salvation. Amen. Send down upon me Your grace to perform all my duties carefully and faithfully. submission to Your will and trust in Your loving care. Amen. physician of our souls and bodies. Prayers for a Sick Person Heavenly Father. Grant him (her) patience in this sickness. For You are the source of healing and to You I give glory. now and forever. visit and heal also Your servant (name) from all physical and spiritual ailments through the grace of Your Christ. who are able to put aside every sickness and infirmity. PRAYERS IN TIME OF ILLNESS Prayer of a Sick Person Jesus Christ. the same Lord. Amen. Son and Holy Spirit. Lord. to avoid unacceptable company and influence and to resist all temptation that may come my way. do You Yourself.Child’s Prayer Heavenly Father. I pray that You will bless the means used for my recovery and those who administer them. I pray. who have sent Your only-begotten Son and our Lord Jesus Christ to heal every sickness and infirmity. You healed people of sickness and affliction through Your love and compassion. good and godly life. and recovery of health. who by a word alone did heal all diseases. Visit me. Lord and grant me strength to bear this sickness with which I am afflicted. my Lord and Savior. You who chastise with pity and heal according to Your goodness. Help me in all ways to be respectful and obedient to them according to Your will. strength of body and spirit. For You are the source of life and healing and to You I give praise and glory. praising You constantly and glorifying Your Holy Name. Father. O Lord our God. Help me Lord to live a serious. grant aid to Your servant (name) and cure him (her) of every sickness of which he (she) is .
guide and protector during my journey. Son and Holy Spirit. as also to Your Eternal Father and Your All-holy Good and Life-creating Spirit. Guide me to do Your will in all things devoting my life to Your service. For You are the Physician of our souls and bodies. honor and glorify. and the treasury goodness that is infinite. You traveled with the two disciples after the resurrection and set their hearts on fire with Your grace. Prayers before Travel Lord Jesus Christ my God. Amen. where You dwell in glory with Your Son and Your Holy Spirit forever. together with Your Father and Holy Spirit now and forever and ever. and we humbly beseech You to continue Your goodness toward us. give to him (her) health and a complete recovery. be my Companion. Lord. Grant me Your eternal grace. both now and forever. and to You do we send up Glory: to the Father. misfortune and temptation. I know. In You I place my hope and trust and You I praise. Amen. grant me a peaceful and successful journey and safe arrival. we give thanks to You for the blessings which You have bestowed. perseverance in good works. that I may live a new life in true obedience to You. I bless Your Holy name and offer to You thanks for having delivered me from sickness and restored me to health. O Lord God Jesus Christ. For to You are due all glory. As You have been well pleased to restore us to our bodily health. Send down upon him (her) Your great mercy. Whose mercies are numberless. Amen. By Your divine power. I pray. Keep me from all danger. You are the fountain of life and healing. both now and forever. and worship. Travel also with me and gladden my heart with Your presence. that I am a . and to the ages of ages. and to the ages of ages. Lord Jesus. Thanksgiving after Recovery Almighty God and heavenly Father. Thus living for You may I be found worthy of Your kingdom. Amen. so do imbue our souls with all the heavenly graces. and prepare us by Your blessings in this life for the enjoyment of eternal happiness in the Life to come. the Life and strength of all that put their hope in You. honor.grieved. and if it be Your will.
to sin no more and to walk in the way of righteousness and to praise and glorify Your Name. Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. I ask for forgiveness from the depths of my heart for offending You and others and repent for my old ways. pardon. Help me by Your grace to change. Prayer of St. Lord. word and deed. set my heart on fire with love in You. where there is hatred. where there is injury. let me sow love. with all my mind. I confess that I have sinned against You in thought. I have also omitted to do what Your holy law requires of me. faith. praise and glory forever. so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. But now with repentance and contrition I turn again to Your love and mercy. and my neighbor as myself. Father. O Lord my God. Strengthen my will by Your grace. whether in thought. Francis of Assisi “Lord make me an Instrument of Your peace. which is in heaven. fill my heart with the light of Your truth. my good and loving Lord. Amen. . I entreat You to forgive me all my transgressions and to cleanse me from all my sins. Teach me both to desire and to do only what pleases You. Grant that I may carry out my plans and fulfill my expectations according to Your will. where there is doubt. During my journey surround me with Your holy angels and keep me safe from seen and unseen dangers.pilgrim on this earth. Amen. and to You I give thanks. I acknowledge all the sins which I have committed every day in my life. seeking the citizenship. Prayer for Love Christ my God. word or deed. the truth and the life. Amen Prayers for Repentance God. that in its flame I may love You with all my heart. For You are the way. and with all my soul and with all my strength. Help me to see the beauty of creation and to comprehend the wonder of Your truth in all things.
” Amen PRAYER FOR STUDY Prayer of a Student Christ my Lord. and guide my (our) steps in the way of Your commandments. 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. Enable me to complete my assignments and to abound in every good work. through the intercessions of Your all-holy Mother and of all the Saints. and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. light. to be loved. Divine Master.where there is despair. as to understand. understanding and wisdom in learning. as to love. it is in pardoning that we are pardoned. to be understood. and where there is sadness. joy. let the light of Your countenance shine upon me (us) that I (we) may see Your unapproachable light. for to You I give honor and glory. the Giver of light and wisdom. shine also in my mind the light of the grace of the Holy Spirit. grant that I may not seek to be consoled as to console. Grant me discernment. for it is in giving that we receive. Amen Christ. who enlightens and sanctifies every person coming into the world. the true light. . where there is darkness. Amen. the comfort of my family and the benefit of Your Church and our Nation. Amen. hope. 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. Prayers before Study Most blessed Lord.
I write this exam with Thee. regardless of what that might be. Amen. Enable me to grow in grace. Be with my fellow students and may I be a good example to them. virtue and good habits. and to You I give glory together with Your Father and Your Holy Spirit. Lord our God. that by overcoming our worldly desires we might live a spiritual life of thoughts and deeds which pleases You. for You are the light of our souls and bodies and You. that again on this occasion You have opened my eyes to the light of Your wisdom. my words and deeds. may any disappointment be born with grace. Instill in us respect for Your holy commandments. that Your name may be glorified. Instill in me also reverence for Your blessed commandments. Christ my God. Amen. my body energized. Shine within my heart. so that having conquered sinful desires I may pursue a spiritual way of life. Grant me peace and assurance so that I might do the best I am able. and open the eyes of my mind that I may understand Your teachings. and able to give a true record of what I have learned. Prayer before Studying the Bible Master who loves us. Lord. and my spirit inspired for the exam I must write. now and forever. now and forever.Prayer after Study I thank You. loving Master. O Lord Jesus Christ. Father. May I be honest and insightful. You have gladdened my heart with the knowledge of truth. Prayer before Exam O wise God. . thinking and doing all those things that are pleasing to You. Bless my soul and body. Amen. In the end. we glorify with Your eternal Father and Your all-holy good and life-giving Spirit now and forever. are my light. O Christ our God. For You. shine Your eternal light in our hearts that we may know you better. Son and Holy Spirit. and any joy accompanied with humility. We ask this of You. I pray that my mind might be rested. the pure light of Your divine knowledge. help me always to do Your will. I entreat You. Amen. Help us to fully understand Your gospel message. offering reassurance and confidence regardless of how I feel.
he will fulfill Strife shall cease. wars and battles between ourselves first start precisely in the desires fighting inside our own selves. joy will overflow. This terrorism. so we are prepared to kill. Why do we not have what we want? . We have an ambition that we cannot satisfy. O still small voice of calm! Restore the peace of world In the mercy let justice triumph! Swords into ploughshares Missiles into fertilizer May wars terrorism cease And the days of peace begin! Blessed be the Lord our God He has promised. Drop your still dews of quietness till all our striving ceases. forgive our foolish ways. Peace will come Justice shall reign. wind and fire.Prayer for Peace by Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios “Dear Lord and Creator of Mankind. Take from our souls the stress and strain and let us confess the beauty of your peace! Breathe through the heats of our desire your coolness and your balm! Let sense be dumb. let flesh retire Speak through the earthquake. so we fight to get our way by force. We want something we haven’t got it.
O! Lord of all. come Come as the fire and burn Come as the wind. From darkness lead us to Light. and cleanse Come as the rain. From death lead us to Immortality! And now committing ourselves along with the whole of humanity into your loving hands. when we pray and don’t get. be Thou manifest to us: From the unreal lead us to Real. and soothe Come as the light and reveal Convict. we commend ourselves. convert. comfort Consecrate us to do your will. Holy Spirit.Because we don’t pray for it. then make us anew that in you we may be healed restored and united! Reach us your spirit that may guide our thoughts and direct our wills! Grant us wisdom to know what is right and power to do what is good! Come. break us if need be. O! Thou that are manifest. we would sum up our aspirations in the prayer saying: Thy Will Be Done!” . we have prayed for something in order to indulge our own desires! Into your hands. take us. it is because we have not prayed properly.
That I may walk in Thy ways and always do Thy will All bitterness of heart and unclean desire Remove far from me. I have sinned against Thee. Thou art the Lord of all grace and mercy My sins are many. O Lord. That the Enemy may not triumph over me. Keep my body and mind clean That they may be for Thy holy indwelling. O Lord. give me Thy strength.A Prayer For Bed-time Have mercy upon me. my desires lead me astray But Thy power is above all. but thy mercy is bountiful My feelings run amok. I have not always heeded Thy word. Take pity on my weakness. and all things obey Thy command Restrain my thoughts and feelings. . By the prayers of all the saints. O Heavenly King. By the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mother.
. In Thee I trust. grant me rest Through Christ our Lord. I shall never be ashemed Thy right hand is my shield Thy mercy the ground of my hope By Thy love. For the power of Thy cross shall protect me from all evil.Have mercy upon me a poor sinner. Amen. Into Thy hands. Kept by Thine indwelling Spirit. I shall not fear the darkness. That I may be renewed by Thy Spirit That the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice. guide me. keep me Lead me. O Loving Lord. O Loving Master My body and soul I commend. the night has come. Help me to walk in the way of light Never stumbling. never falling in sin. The day is past.
Light of Peace and Joy Light of Wisdom. May we walk by Thy light. Lift the shroud of gloom. wipe every tear from the eyes of the suffering. Lifegiving Light. gladdening light. O Christ our Light! In Thy light we rejoice. . Grant us peace Make us rejoice in Thy love Scatter our darkness. the darkness disappears At the approach of thy gladdening light. Thy light is our strength. May Thy Light be our lode-star and the lamp of our ways. May we rejoice in Thy light. Grant us joy. The evil of sadness that lies over this earth. Thou art the Sun of Righteousness Who despels the darkness of sin and death! The shadows flee. Hail.A Prayer For The Morning Thy light has come. Light of Grace and Mercy In Thy light may we see light. Light of Life.
Holy. peace to the warring. with all trees and animals With all that has breath. A Prayer Of Praise And Thanksgiving Holy. Justice to the oppressed. Lord God Almighty Heaven and earth are full of the glory of Thy Majesty We praise Thee. shelter to the homeless. We worship Thee. comfort to the miserable May the world also rejoice in Thy gladdening light O Light of the Universe. Amen. and Light of my heart Glory be to Thee. Holy.Grant food to the hungry. With bird and fish. with all that has life. O Christ our Lord With the Father and the Holy Spirit For ever and ever. We laud and magnify Thy Holy Name With the angels and archangels With the whole host of heaven With the whole company of saints. .
I thank You for everything which I have been abled by You to do and to be in the past year. world without end. O Christ. I thank You for giving me another year of life. Thou art good. and good wishes. I thank You for all the people who have remembered me to-day. For times of joy when the sun was shining. Thou alone art good A part from Thee there is nothing good All good comes from Thee Thou art glorious in Thy goodness. May Thy will be done. and who have sent me cards. O God. and presents. I thank You for all the experiences of the past year. and letters. A Birthday Prayer O God. For times of success which will always be happy memories. our Lord. For times of sorrow which drove me to You. with the Father and the Holy Spirit One God. For times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need of You. Before Thy perfect goodness we bow our heads Into Thy hands we surender our souls and our bodies. May Thy Kingdom come.We lift up a hymn of praise to Thee. Forgive me .
This we ask for Your love’s sake.. Amen. Give him corage and patience. Forgive me for not making of life all that I might have made of it and coud have made of it. and in it to bring credit to myself. Lord Jesus.. and in Your hands. In The Time Of Illness O God. Help us his parents so to love him and so to train him that we shall not fail in the trust which You have placed on us. and witness for You. For the opportunities I missed in the past year. and help me in the days which lie ahead to make this the best year yet. our Father. . and grant that he may grow to manhood. and do a good day’s work. in the illness which has come upon him.. surgeons and nurses who attend him skill on their hands. come to us and to our loved on this day and at this time. For the chances I failed to take. Protect him in the days of his helplessnes. happiness to my loved ones. we may give him back in dedication to You : through Jesus Christ our Lord... and that. and show us that Your healing touch has never lost its ancient power.. we give You thanks for this little child who has come to us from You. bring him in safety through childhood’s dangers. wisdom in their minds and gentleness and sympathy in their hearts. but to leave our loved one in the hands of wise and skilful men who have the gift of healing..For the hours I have wasted. and give him a peaceful mind. This I ask Jesus’ sake. our Father. bless and help. endurance and cheerfulness to bear all weakness and all pain. Give to all doctors.Amen. even as You have given him to us. help us not to worry too much. When A Child Is Born O God. Amen.. and joy to You. which will make his recovery all the quicker. bless him now and through all the days of his life.
You know how worried and anxious I am about. Amen. grant does come to them.. bless.. Help me to be trustful. I thank You that You have given us another year of life together. and. and cannot ever take away: through Jesus Christ our Lord.. and then to leave the rest to You. For A Wedding Anniversary O God. (who today in Your presence will take each other in marriage.. Let nothing ever come between them.. I thank you . I thank you For the love which grows more precious and for the bonds which grow more close each day. . We thank you that they have found such love and faith and trust in each other that they wish to take each other to have and to hold all the days of their life.. whose greatest gift is love. from poverty.. and give me something of the peace which the world cannot give. Help me to lose my anxiety in the certainty that your everlasting arms are underneath me and about me.... When There Is A Marriage In The Family O God.. grant that it may only drive them closer together and closer to You. Grant to them through all their days the perfect love which many waters cannot quench and which is stronger than even death itself : through Jesus Christ our Lord..In A Time Of Worry And Anxiety O God.. and to see that worying about things does not make them any better. our Father.. Help me to be sensible... But. and to do all that I can. Help me to be sure that nothing can happen to me through which You cannot bring me in safety. from all trouble which would hurt them in any way.... Amen. if any trial does come to them. and that nothing can separate me from Your love.. but throughout all the chances and the cchanges of life keep them safe from illness..
and for the sacraments of Your grace. For any selfishness and inconsiderateness. and to strengthen our spirits. . On Sundays O God. that we shall be enabled to go out to walk with Your. For anything which spoiled even for a moment the perfect relationship which marriage should be. and grant that for us it may be true that the best is yet to be : through Jesus Christ my Lord. For all the experiences of sunshine and of shadow through which we have come to to-day. Spare us to each other go on walking the way of life together. for the preaching of Your truth. our Father. Amen. we thank You for this Your own day. my work is with the typewriter and the computer and the ledger and the accounts and the invoices and things like that. For any lack of sympathy and of understanding. For the sorrows we have faced together. and not to fall from You. I ask Your forgivness For any disloyalty on my part. for the guidance for life and living which we receive. for the prayers of Your people. for the teaching which is given to us. to refresh our minds. Amen. in which we lay aside our daily work and tasks to relax our bodies. We thank You for your Church. in all the days of this week which lies ahead : through Jesus Christ our Lord. for the singing of Your praise. An Office-worker’s Prayer O God. Grant that in this day of Yours we receive such strength and guidance. We thank You for this day’s rest. We thank You for this day’s worship. We thank You for the fellowship we enjoy within it. For any time when I was difficult to live with.For the happiness we have known together. in which we lay aside our cares and our anxieties to concentrate our every thought on you alone. We thank You for the reading of Your word.
and help me to keep love alive within the home. to earn a living for those who depend on me and whom I love so much. Don’t let me take all that is done for me for granted. So help me to be careful and punctual in my work. Keep me from habits which make the work of the house harder. But help me to remember that no machine can run well unless even the smallest part of it is doing its job. and that I take no interest in household things. You have given me Your own name. Amen. Help me to be willing and easy to work with. Help me to be forebearing to the unreasonable. I am just like a very small cog in a very big machine.It isn’t work that is much in the limelight or that people see very much of. but help me to remember that love is always more important than money. always willing to go the extra mile in service. help me to be true to it. Hear this my prayer for your love’s sake. A Father’s Prayer O God. You have given me the name of father. O God. Help me to be courteous to the discourteous. Help me to be an example and a friend to my children. Give me health and strength and work to do. always obliging. or which get on the nerves of those who live with me. . Don’t let me get so busy with work and with outside things that I am almost a stranger in my house. Help me to be interested in my work and to take a pride in it. and from ways which irri tate and annoy. and a real partner to my wife. This I ask for Your love’s sake. help me to be true to the great privilege and the great responsibility which you have given me. Keep me from making carless mistakes which hold things up and which mean that things have to be done over again and which waste everyon’s time. Help me to be always cheerful. Amen. Make me such that people will go away happier and smiling beacause I served them today.
and cleaning floors. Amen. help me always to remember that you have given to me the most important task in the world.A Mother’s Prayer O God. the task of making a home. and when they never seem to think of the extra work they sometimes cause me. and mending clothes. never to be impatient. day in and day out. and washing clothes. Help me to remember this when I am tired of making beds. . they will have nothing but happy memories of the home from which they come. and help me not to get annoyed when they take me for granted. never to be cross. and when I am weary in mind with the same things which have to be done again and again. and standing in shops. when the children grow up and go out to their own homes. Help me never to be irritable. This I ask for Your love’s sake. Help me to make this home such that the family will always be eager to come back to it. Help me to remember it when I am physically tired in body. and cooking meals. and such that. Help me to remember how much my husband and my children need me. Keep me always sweet.
Holy.EVENING PRAYER DOXOLOGY In the name of the Father. (Recites thrice) Lord. one true God. and of the Son. Lord. Holy. the heaven and the earth are filled. and of the Holy Spirit. have mercy upon us. Hosanna in the Highest. Glory be to Him. Blessed is he. be kind and have mercy upon us. Glory be to Thee. Glory be to him in the Highest. Immortal. and is to come. O Messiah. Thy sinful servants Barekmor. Holy. and may His grace and mercy be upon us for ever. and our prayers and have mercy on us. Crucified for us Have mercy on us. TRISAGION Holy art Thou. who has come. Almighty. King who has compassion on us. . accept our service. O God! Holy art Thou. Amen. in the name of the Lord God. Lord God Almighty by whose glory. Lord. Holy art Thou. O creator! Glory be to Thee.
For thine is the kingdom. our Lord Jesus Christ. you alone. according to your steadfast love. that we may acknowledge your loving kindness by which you direct and rule our lives and protect and save our souls. FULL OF GRACE Hail Mary. now and at all times. Against you. so that you are justified in your sentence. according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. full of grace. but deliver us from the evil one. HAIL MARY. Thy kingdom come. our Lord is with thee. Amen. the power. pray for us sinners. and at the hour of our death. Lead us not into temptation. Lord God. and forgive us our debts and sins as we also have forgiven our debtors. For I know my transgressions. . Amen. as it is in heaven. Thy will be done on earth. WHO ART IN HEAVEN (Lord’s Prayer) Our Father. Amen. O Virgin Saint Mary. PSALMS: 51 Have mercy upon me. both worlds forever and ever. and my sin is ever before me. who art in heaven.OUR FATHER. O God. blessed art thou among women. Amen. for ever and ever. and done what is evil in your sight. Grant us. that while our bodies rest from the labours of the day and our souls are released from worldly thoughts. have I sinned. we may offer you ceaseless praise and uninterrupted thanksgiving. and the glory. a sinner when my mother conceived me. O Mother of God. May His mercy and compassion be showered upon us weak and sinful people. now and always and forever. Indeed I was born in guilt. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. to you we offer praise and thanksgiving. hallowed be Thy name. Give us this day our daily bread. and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. and blameless when you pass judgment. INTRODUCTORY PRAYER Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
O God. never let the oil of the wicked anoint my head. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit. come quickly to me. and sustain in me a willing spirit. and my tongue will sing aloud your deliverance. wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. Do not cast me away from your presence. Restore to me the joy of your salvation. for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds. Deliver me from bloodshed. let the bones that you have crushed rejoice. Do not turn my heart to any evil. keep a watch over the door of my lips. and blot out all my iniquities. All: And to you belongs the praise O God. and I shall be clean. then they shall learn that my words were pleasant. Barekmor. Do good to Zion in your good pleasure. O God. Pure me with hyssop. . Priest: Glory be to the Father ………… All: From ages unto ………………… Psalm 141 I call upon you O Lord. Then I will teach transgressors your ways. Hide your face from my sins. a broken and contrite heart. do not let me eat of their delicacies. to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with those who work iniquity. rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. O Lord. Let the righteous strike me. Create in me a clean heart. And the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. then bulls will be offered on your altar. Set a guard over my mouth. If I were to give a burnt offering. When they are given over to those who shall condemn them. open my lips and my mouth will declare your praise. let the faithful correct me.You desire truth in the inward being. give ear to my voice when I call to you. and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. and put a new and right spirit within me. then you will delight in right sacrifices. in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Let me hear joy and gladness. O God. you would not be pleased. O Lord. and sinners will return to you. you will not despise. O God of my salvation. For you have no delight in sacrifices. therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Let my prayer be counted as incense before you.
for I am brought very low. The wicked have laid a snare for me. Psalm 142 With my voice I cry to the Lord. all you people! For great is His steadfast love towards us. but I do not stray from your precepts. my portion in the land of the living”. for they are too strong for me. O God. but I do not stray from Your law. All: And to you belong the praise O God. so shall their bones be strewn at the mouth of Sheol. I pour out my complaint before him. Let the wicked fall into their own nets. and from the snares of evildoers. I look on my right hand and see there is no one who takes notice of me. Your decrees are my heritage forever. I say. O Lord. While I alone escape. I am severely afflicted. Give heed to my cry. to observe your righteous ordinances. give me life O Lord according to Your word. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it. my Lord. no one cares for me. Psalm 119 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. you know my way. Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me. they are the joy of my heart. Bring me out of prison so that I may give thanks to your name. But my eyes are turned towards You. Barekmor Glory be to the father …… From ages unto ages…… . do not leave me defenseless. Accept my offerings of praise. I tell my trouble before him. Save me from my persecutors. I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever to the end. O Lord. I cry to You. and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.Like a rock that breaks apart and shatters on the land. The righteous will surround me for you will deal bountifully with me. “You are my refuge. and teach me your ordinances. In the path. I hold my life in my hand continually. with my voice I supplicate to the Lord. Praise the Lord all you nations! Extol him. When my spirit if faint. no refuge remains to me. in you I seek refuge. were I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
. I will confess my iniquity to the Lord. by her prayers. they endured all torments for the sake of our Lord and their souls followed after him. have mercy upon us. my Lord and my God do not cast me from your presence. I besought Him. I beg you. On the Mother of God From the palace of heaven an angel was sent to Nazareth. With the voice of praise I make satisfaction to you. From ages unto ages…… I confess the sins and offences of my being before you.. All the mouths and tongues of fire and spirit which are hidden in the heights above city. have mercy upon us. O lover of men. I beseech you while I cry. with my voice. I will not hide my evil deeds. HYMN I called upon the Lord. apostle and martyrs. to the blessed daughter of David. and I do not hide the multitude of my faults. physician of our souls.COMMON RESPONSE Those in heaven sing praise and those on earth offer worship to the one eternal Being God the creator of the whole world. forgiveness of sins and offences upon the assembly of those who honour the day to her memory. I lay before you my penitence and compunction of heart. Lord of all. by the prayer. as she said. he brought a message of peace with him and announced to her the Lord is with you and shall come forth from you. Christ the King have mercy on me. because of my sins and offences. a town of Galilee. blessed is the blessed one. have mercy upon me. On the Saints Peace be with you. builders of the faith and pillars of the Holy church. Christ our God. The first – born of the Father. as David sang. because of the multitude of my faults. I said. who came forth from her. Christ our God. prophets. and likewise all the generations on earth. Glory be to the father ………. send down in your compassion. in His mercy he will heal me.
physician of our soul. your pleasure in the kingdom of heaven and you shall cry to him in thanksgiving. by the prayer of your martyrs. but incline your ear to me on the day when I call you and answer me quickly. Do not turn your face from me in the day of affliction. let them stand at your right hand with faces unveiled. Merciful Lord. I beg you. as you did to the thief. Christ our God. You will mingle with the angels and the spirits and with them you shall take. Lord make a good remembrance of the faithful departed. Of the Departed. not that I am worthy but because of Your grace. and as you pardoned Simon after he had denied you. that you might save it from its oppressors. the door of mercy. you dead. pardon our sins and offences. on the great day of his coming will make you take your pleasure in his marriage chamber. Christ our God. accept our repentance. Lord full of mercy. You are He who is pleased with penitents when they come to you in penitence. Lord. halleluiah and let my cry come before you. Psalm 102: 1-3 Lord. and they hastened to encourage one another and said: come let us die for the sake of our Lord. and blood and water flowing from it. On Repentance Open to us. and when you come in glory with your angels. Christ who became a son of man. by which You descended to the race of men. who have departed from this world. have mercy upon us. Do not grieve. and let them offer praise to your godhead. have compassion on me as on the thief.The martyrs saw Christ hanging on the cross and his side opened by the spear. have mercy upon us. as he died for us. Because my days are consumed in smoke. and my bones are white as if they were burned. halleluiah. hear my prayer. death and sin. as you did that of the publican and the sinful woman. who ate your holy body and drank your redeeming blood. halleluiah. .
Lord our God. and my mouth shall confess you with Daniel from within the den. Lord. our service and our prayers like those of Moses and Elijah and like those of Aaron the glorious priest. Lord. and let not the grievous place of flames harm me. and with Lazarus the poor man I will sing your praise. and let me not be tormented like the rich man in Gehenna. Hymn How good and lovely The light of day is ending bring to completion Your grace in us. come to our aid. My tongue shall praise you with Anania and his companions. From ages………….. The watchers on high are attentive to the voice of the service of those on earth Lord be gracious to us and help us.. Glory be……… From ages…………. deliver me. hear our prayer and have mercy on our souls. because I have forgotten to eat my bread. over Gehenna. . and have mercy upon me. Glory be ……… Common Response Receive. from Gehenna. Lord. Lord. may your cross be our guard and protection by night and by day. have pity on me and I will live by the mercy from your right hand. O God. From the torments of the rich man. grant me to pass on a ship of water through the sea of fire.My heart is dried up and withered like the grass. halleluiah. remove from us the evil one who at every hour lays snares for us. Christ who has power over the kingdom. and to you belongs the praise. Supplication song of Mar Jacob We call upon You. deliver me.
full of grace. have mercy on us. blessed is he who keeps it in his soul and meditates upon it. of life. by whose death our death was ended. do not rebuke me in your anger. Hail Mary. be gracious to us and help us Supplication of Mar Jacob We call upon you.. Lord. do not shut the door of your mercy on our faces. which when the evil one sees on us he vanishes: he mingled his holy body and his blood for our pardon. How lovely is the prayer which the Son of God taught us. who art in heaven. and do not punish me in Your wrath. Lord our God. have mercy on us. when they pray. all the beauty of justice and perfection is found there for him.. .. Your love made you descend from your place to us. Trisagion Our father. Lord. to have Jesus the son of the king gave us a sign.. who takes pains to make it his prayer. who art in heaven. Lord taught the sons of mystery that they should say to his Father. Glory be …… From ages…………. for God is merciful at all times and He does not desire that the image which His hands created should perish.Concluding Prayer Lord Jesus Christ. Hymn Lord. blessed is his mercy. Hail Mary. full of grace. come to our aid. Compline Trisagion Our father. that we may give thanks to him for his grace.. we confess that we are sinners. hear our prayers and have mercy on our souls. sang David. Forgive us our sins and offences. cried the prophet. Lord.
Lord have mercy upon us (3) Psalm 91 Bless me Lord: You who live in the shelter to the Most High. I will satisfy them. or destruction that wastes at noonday. in whom I trust. Or the pestilence that stalks in darkness. and show my salvation. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. who abide in the shadow of the Almighty. so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot Those who love me. I will deliver. the most high your dwelling place. On their hands they will bear you up. Your will only look with eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. With long life. no scourge shall come near your tent. A thousand may fall at your side. You who hear all and receive prayers. Because you have made the Lord your refuge. You will not fear the terror of the night or the arrow that files by day. I will rescue them and honour them. His faithfulness is a shield and buckler. I will be with them in trouble. And under his wings you will find refuge.encouragement that he desires to forgive those who offend and for that reason he taught then to pray for forgiveness. I will answer them. you are my refuge and my fortress. . hear our prayer and have mercy on our souls. Bless me Lord: I will say to the Lord. No evil shall befall you. When they call to me. my god. You will tread on the lion and the adder. I will protect those who know my name. He will cover you with his pinions. ten thousand at your right hand but it will not come near you.
He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. hear the prayer of servants in your loving kindness. Christ our Savior. By the prayer of Mary who bore you and of all the saints. Beneath the shadow of the wings of your loving kindness. To you our eyes turn. Priest: Glory be to the Father. Lord. He will keep your life. All: Halleluiah (3 X) from ages unto ages of ages. pardon our offences and our sins. (2X) A: Blessed be forever the glory of the Lord from his place. Lord let your mercy protect us and your grace rest upon our faces. nor the moon by night The Lord will keep you from all evil. The sun shall not strike you by day. Protect us. grant us. for you are the king of glory. and have mercy on me.Psalm 121 I lift my eyes to the hills. An evening full of peace and a night of holiness. L : Blessed be forever the glory of the Lord from his place. from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord. Lord and have mercy upon us. Amen. May your right hand rest upon us all the days of our life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forever more. O God. who made heaven and earth. Barekmor. and your peace reign among us and give hope and salvation to the soul of those who pray to you. he who keeps you will not slumber. the Lord is your shade at your right hand. All: And to you belongs the praise O Lord. Leader: He dwells under the protection of the Most High. Amen. pardon me. . in this world and in the world to come. you who hear all. and let your cross guard us from the evil one and his powers. He will not let your foot be moved. and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. have mercy on us. The Lord is your keeper.
Give us this day our daily bread. Amen. HAIL MARY. who art in heaven. and the glory. OUR FATHER. our Lord Jesus Christ. being of one substance with the Father. now and at all times. begotten not made. have pity and have mercy upon us. Glory to thee our hope and refuge forever. A. the power. L: Holy art thou and glorious forever. A: The only begotten son of God: born of the Father. came down from heaven ( ) was incarnate of the Holy Spirit. and blessed is thy name forever. Lead us not into temptation. L: And in one Lord Jesus Christ. true God from true God. Thy kingdom come. Creator of heaven and earth of all things visible and invisible. as it is in heaven. and forgive us our debts and sins as we also have forgiven our debtors.L: Holy and glorious Trinity. Barekmor. Who for us men and for our salvation. our Lord Glory to thee. . our Lord. A: Holy and glorious Trinity. by whom all things were made. for ever and ever. pray for us sinners. have mercy upon us. L:Glory to thee. Amen. Thy will be done on earth. the Father Almighty. A: Holy art thou and glorious forever. but deliver us from the evil one. WHO ART IN HEAVEN (Lord’s Prayer) Our Father. have mercy upon us. FULL OF GRACE Hail Mary. hallowed be Thy name. before all ages. Deacon: Let us respond to the prayer of the reverend priest (Most revered holy Father or Most Exalted Holy Father) L: We believe in one true God. O Mother of God. Holy art thou. full of grace. and at the hour of our death. our Lord is with thee. For thine is the kingdom. Holy and glorious Trinity. Light of light. O Virgin Saint Mary. blessed art thou among women. and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
To the Doctors. Orthodox – Help us by their prayers for us. Lord. virgin pure. A: We confess that there is one Baptism for the remission of sins. is worshiped and glorified. Martyrs. A: Lord And giver of life. Who rose again on the third day according to the scriptures. All: Lord have mercy upon us Communion of the Mother of God Lord. who proceeds from the Father and with the father and the Son. to judge both the living and the dead. Holy. give good remembrance to Mary. Halleluiah. Became man. Communion of the Saints Lord. L: And in one. Just and Righteous ones – Help us by their prayers for us. Deacon: Let us stand well. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the new life in the world to come. suffered and died. Saints. and was buried. give good remembrance to All the holy Fathers. L: And in one living Holy Spirit. who spoke by the Prophets and Apostles. and whose kingdom has no end. She who bore thee while a maidHelp us by her prayers for us. was crucified ( ) for us under Pontius Pilate. Halleluiah. ascended ( ) to heaven and sits at the right hand of His Father who will come again in His great glory. Holy. mother of God. Halleluiah . give good remembrance to Prophets and Apostles true. Amen. Catholic and Apostolic Church.and of the Holy Virgin Mary.
give good remembrance to Our departed Parents. . Write the names. Let them be with Holy Hosts. The Departed Clergy Lord. Place the crown upon their heads. Here on earth and up in heav’nHelp us by his pray’rs for us. give good remembrance to Our departed reverend priests. kin. Halleluiah .Communion of the patron saint Lord. when Thou dost’ reign.The Departed Faithful Lord. give good remembrance to Great Mar Thoma. Adoration of the Holy Cross Lord we take refuge in cross Through which we are saved Keep us all under its wings Save us all from our foes. glorious saint. Halleluiah . Halleluiah 2 . 1. Halleluiah Commemoration of the Departed. There thy book of life within.
PRAYER BEFORE SLEEP
Doxology & Trisagion O merciful God, the voice of our prayer knocks at Thy door, prevent not from Thy devotees the petitions of their needs. We call upon Thee, O God, to assist us in our infirmities O good one, hearken to the voice of our petitions in Thy mercy. Lord Thy mercy on us cast, Use our service, every piece, Grant us from Thy treasure vast Mercy, blessings and release. Let me Lord before Thee stand, Wakefully my watch I’ d keep Should I fall to slumber’s hand Guard thou me from sinful sleep Waking, if to wrong I take, Mercifully absolve thou me, Sleeping, if a sin I make, Pardon, grant clemency. By the cross of Thy disgrace, Grant, me Lord a restful sleep, Evil dreams do Thou efface, Wicked thoughts far from me keep. Through the night, conduct me. Lord, Peaceful sleep, give thou to me, Least foul thoughts in me find hard, Phantoms lest a terror be, Grant thy Angel’s watchful view, Guard my limbs without abate, Hateful lusts in me subdue, By thy living flesh I ate. While I Lie and sleep in calm, May thy blood my keeper be, Let my soul dwell free from qualm. In thy image, mad’st thou me.
Overshadow with thy hand, Me a handicraft of Thine, Let me in thy fortress stand, Mercy shielding round be mine. While my body silent lies, May thy pow’r its vigil keep, Let my breath like incense rise, T’ward thy greatness in my sleep. Let not evil touch my bed, By thy mother’s plea for me, By thy blood atoning shed, Satan’s harm removed be Since Thy word abides the same, Guarded by thy cross I’d be Walking, I shall praise thy name, Who did’st love even feeble me. Grant O Lord, a listening ear, With desire to do thy will, Let thy peace at eve be near, Night thy righteousness fulfill. Savior Christ, our hearts inspire Thee to see effulgent brightThee whose honor shines as fire, Worshiped by all sons of light. Jesus saviour of the world, Thou who dwellest in the light, Praise we thee for love unfiredMercy, now with future bright. Lord our God we give thee praise, Praise a thousand thousand fold, Tens of thousands praises raise, Mercy, now till time unfold.
Praise to thee, to thee be praise, Angels serve thee and adore, Lord of angles, we too raise, Prayers and worship all the more. Praise to thee, who art our boast, One true God and one alone, Father, Son and Holy Ghost One in Three, and three in one. Praise the Lord, who always hears, Prayers of feeble fold like us, Who regards repentant tears, As first – fruits, gift offered thus. Earthly one to thee give praise, Countless as the leaves of the tress, Thee, whose glory angels raise, Serving thee as thou dost please. Setting minds above the sod, Thanks we God, exalt him most, Who exists as one true God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost Thou who hearest prayers to thee, Supplications who dost heed, Hear us; reconciled be, Mercy show and grant our need. Lord have mercy upon us (3X) Psalm 4 Answer me when I call, O God of my right! Thou hast given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. O men, how long shall my honour suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
Be angry, but sin not; commune with your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the lord. There are many who say, “O that we might see some good! Lift up the light of thy countenance upon us, O Lord”! Thou hast put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for thou alone, O Lord, makes me dwell in safety. And to you belongs the praise, O Lord. Barekmor. L: O Holy Father, guard us by thy sacred name. A: O Son of God, Our Savior, Protect us with thy victorious cross. O Holy Spirit, make us worthy temples of Thy holy habitation. O Lord, our God forever shelter us under thy divine wings at all times, forever. Amen.
Glory be to Thee. in the name of the Lord God. Lord. Holy. Holy art Thou. and forgive us our debts and sins as we also have . have mercy upon us. who art in heaven. hallowed be Thy name. Hosanna in the Highest. Thy sinful servants Barekmor. OUR FATHER. Almighty. and is to come. WHO ART IN HEAVEN (Lord’s Prayer) Our Father. the heaven and the earth are filled. O God! Holy art Thou. as it is in heaven. Lord. Glory be to Him. O Messiah. Lord God Almighty by whose glory. Thy will be done on earth. and of the Holy Spirit. Holy. Holy. who has come. and may His grace and mercy be upon us for ever. Thy kingdom come. be kind and have mercy upon us. Glory be to him in the Highest.MIDNIGHT PRAYER DOXOLOGY In the name of the Father. Amen. and of the Son. O creator! Glory be to Thee. King who has compassion on us. Blessed is he. Give us this day our daily bread. accept our service. one true God. Immortal. TRISAGION Holy art Thou. Crucified for us Have mercy on us. and our prayers and have mercy on us. (Recites thrice) Lord.
deliver me according to your promise. O Mother of God. HAIL MARY. Let you hand be ready to help me. Psalm 134 Bless me Lord. who stand by night in the house of the Lord. and at the hour of our death. Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. now and at all times. bless you from Zion.forgiven our debtors. Lift up your hands to the holy place. but deliver us from the evil one. because you are praised and blessed in heaven and on earth. You who live and do no die. Lead us not into temptation. our Lord is with thee. the power. grant us the glorious company of angels who praise you in the heaven. FULL OF GRACE Hail Mary. our Lord Jesus Christ. Give life to our death in the sleep of death and corruption. Come. O Virgin Saint Mary. for ever and ever. My tongue will sing of your promise. Amen. Amen. you who watch and do not sleep. for I have chosen your precepts. to praise you and bless you in holiness. Let my supplication come before you. all servants of the Lord. Father. Let my cry come before you. because you teach me your statutes. Lord from our sleep in the sloth of sin that we may praise your watchfulness. give me understanding according to your word. and the glory. My lips will pour forth your praise. maker of heaven and earth. and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. May the lord. . for all your commandments are right. and bless the Lord. pray for us sinners. Bless me Lord. For thine is the kingdom. bless the Lord. that we may adore your compassion. O Lord. full of grace. Doxology & Trisagion Opening Prayer Priest: Awaken us. Now and always forever and ever. blessed art thou among women.
of its inhabitants. Amen. for I do not forget your commandments. Lord of all to you be praise. Psalm 117 Praise the Lord. seek out your servant. David said. and the foundations of the world shook because great was the impiety within it. Kurielasion (3X) . All: And to you belongs the praise O Lord. Do not reward us according to our inequity. Glory be to the Father…… From ages unto ages……. Barekmor. Lord of all to you the praise. Son and Holy Spirit. Before he sinned. all you nations! Extol him. do not reward us according to our inequity. Let me live that I may praise you. Lord of all. all you people! For great is his steadfast love towards us. Eniyono Why do you love sleep more than praise. and let your ordinances help me. let every man turn from his inequity. praise and sing: Lord of all to you be the praise. and your low is my delight. to whom be praise and to us mercy at all times. O Lord. my soul and how long will you be engrossed in pleasures which do not profit? Awake now. Glory to the one who is three and the three who are one Father . before the time passes. to you the praise. The children of the Ninevites asked their father when shall we die. one true God.I long for your salvation. Lord of all to you be praise. do not reward us according to our inequity. as the Hebrew wrote to us do not reward us according to our inequity. I have gone astray like a lost sheep. and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. and there is no place for repentance. he said my lord and my god have mercy on me. let sinners perish but after he had sinned. Behold the time of repentance. The Lord beheld the earth trembling because of the inequity.
peace be with you palace. go in peace. virgin bride and unmarried. I will call you the splendour which shines forth from the Father and gives light to the whole creation. dove who nourished the king eagle. Lord be gracious to us and help us. Kurielasion (3X) Lord have mercy upon us …… Qolo Lord our lord. my son. but you are a babe. B’outho of Mar Jacob May your prayer be with us blessed one. the Lord is with you and shall come forth you. may our prayer be with us. and glorious your manifestation and worship for Father who sent you for our salvation. “Peace be with you. daughter of David. peace be with you harbour and place of rest of the whole world. he who is the Saviour of all creatures. ship which carried the new life. when your divinity was moved to descend and to clothe itself in the flesh of mankind. peace be with you dwelling in which the mysteries were preserved. and by it lives all the world which had perished . may the Lord hear your prayers and have pity on us. prophecy represents your fair image and has placed it in the scripture for him who has understanding. and your.First Qaumo Ekbo Your mother. . Go in peace. but you are older than the ages. I will call you an infant. From ages unto ages…… Mary said to Christ when she brought him forth: I do not know what to call you. Gabriel flew and brought the peace of his Lord and sowed it in the ear of Mary and said to her. Go in peace. it likens you to the new jar.” Glory be to the Father………. peace be with you. go in peace garden in which was the branch of righteousness. I will call you old. fair and full of beauty. maiden. halleluiah. in which the king descended and dwelt. the king whose kingdom shall have no end for ever. Blessed is your splendour. son is the salt which seasoned that which had lost its flavour. as represented by the ark. halleluiah.
and save us. like shining lamps the holy apostle went for you into the world and made disciples of the nations who were in captivity to the devil and opened to them the way of truth. Kurielasion (3X) Lord have mercy upon us …… Qolo Lord our God. and they cry and say. By the prayers of the twelve apostles whom you chose for your glory. the flesh is burnt. Second Qaumo Ekbo There are twelve pillars which carry the earth and twelve months which crown the year. B’outho of Mar Ephraim Lord have mercy upon us by the prayers of your apostles. Glory be to the Father……….By the prayers of her who carried you for nine months. there are twelve springs which flowed in the desert and twelve apostles who preached the gospel in the heights and the depths and in the four quarters of the world. By their prayer and their petitions have mercy on our souls. may their prayers be to us a stronghold and a refuge. I entered the arena of martyrs and I saw there how they are judged. for your sake we die. Son of God. From ages unto ages…… Lord our God. the son and the holy spirit. bless by your grace the twelve months of the year. the body torn and cast down but the heart is glad and the spirit rejoices. Lord be gracious to us and help us. Jesus. Lord be gracious to us and help us. they believed and were forgiven their sins in the name of the father. Glory to him who at town festivals divided his gifts among his apostles. at one festival he gave his flesh and blood and at the another the spirit and power. come to our aid. Lord have mercy upon us by the prayers of your apostles. make to pass from us the rods of wrath. Lord be gracious to us and help us. .
Kurielasion (3X) Lord have mercy upon us …… Qolo At night. Glory to Christ who calls the dead and they rise without corruption and sing praise. who have slept in your hope. Simon Peter went forth from prison and at night the chains fell from the hands of Paul. son of Mary. full of mercy. and await your coming.Third Qaumo. your creatures by the resurrection. Issac. and at night a pillar of light stood over Israel. In the bosom of Abraham. Lord. and at night let your light shine in the hearts of your worshippers. Your servants who have slept in your hope. be our help. “Blessed is he who has come and will come and raise the dead. Lord. Jesus guard us. Jesus have compassion on us. Eqbo Jesus. Their bodies and their souls shall cry together. Glory be to the Father………. Give rest and pardon to the dead. a star of light appeared to Jacob in the open country. and Jacob make to rest. Jesus strengthen us. when you judge us. Lord be gracious to us and help us …… Supplication song of Mar Balai Renew. From ages unto ages…… At night. son of the Father. and at night do you cut off from us the fetters and bonds of sin. your servants and your worshippers who have slept in your hope. be our protection.” .
and holy is his name. He has shown strength with his arm. O God (2X) L: Be compassionate towards us in your mercy. And to you belongs the praise O God. from now on all generations will call me blessed. and lifted up the lowly. while they were alive to be children of God. he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. glory to you. It is like the dew of hermon. Magnificate (St.FOURTH WATCH L: Halleluiah (3X). He has filled the hungry with good things. He has brought down the powerful from thrones. on the lowliness of his servant. which falls on the mountains of Zion. in remembrance if his mercy. Luke 1: 46 –55) Mary said “my soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in god my savior for he has looked with favour. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. Surely. on the bread Aaron. according to the promise. . Psalm 133 How very good and pleasant it is when kins live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head. Glory to you O God A: Halleluiah (3X). A: In sacrifices and our prayers we make memory of our fathers who taught us. running down upon the bread. O God of compassion. running down over the collar of his robes. Amen. Barekmor . he made to our ancestors to Abraham and to his descendants forever. He has helped his servant Israel. and sent the rich away empty. For the mighty one has done great things for me. For there the Lord ordained his blessing for life forever and ever more. raise them up in the heavenly kingdom with the just and the righteous in the world which does not pass away. Son of God.
Lord of the harbor of your martyrs and of the dwellings of your friends. And let them stand at your right hand on the day when your majesty appears. PSALM 148 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord for the heavens. Prophets. have mercy on us. raise us up at your right hand. word of God. OR At all times and at all seasons virgin mother of god. Jesus. you that are asleep. Jesus. Lord have mercy on us and help us. May your mercy be upon us. Our God full of mercy. may your cross be a stronghold for us and may we be protected beneath it. praise him in the heights! . on the great day when you come. our Lord and our God. and praise and sing praises. make us worthy to inherit your kingdom. On all the days of our life let us thank and worship and praise the Father. apostles and martyrs. Compassionate and full of mercy.ANTHEM Let us make memory of Mary and may she help us with her prayers. Make a good memory. have mercy on our souls. Lord. Lord of the children of the faithful church. You who have made us worthy to sing praise to you at this time. guard the living by your cross and pardon the dead in your mercy. on the day of your judgement. keep from us the evil one who at times lays snares for us. Blessed is he who does not keep his mercy from the sinner who calls upon him. may you prayers be a stronghold to us. Awake. Lord of our death and of our life. the Son. may your prayer be a stronghold for us By the prayers of your saints. Let us make memory of the just and may they help us by their prayers. and the Holy Spirit. Make us worthy.
his glory is above earth and heaven. he adorns the humble with victory.Praise him. you sea monsters and all deeps. stormy wind fulfilling his command! Mountains and all hills. old and young together! Let them praise the name of the Lord. praise him all his host! Praise him sun and moon. making melody to him with tambourine and lyre. praise for all his faithful. Let them praise the name of the Lord who commanded and they were created. Praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his mighty deeds. to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron. Let the faithful exalt in glory. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people. Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands. Let Israel be glad in its marker. This is glory for all his faithful ones. let them sing for joy on their couches. praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound. Praise the Lord from the earth. princes and all rulers of the earth! Young men and women alike. to execute on them the judgement decreed. fruits. praise him all you shining stars! Praise him you highest heavens and you waters above the heavens. his praise in the assembly of the faithful. To execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the people. He has raised up a horn for his people. let the children of Zion rejoice in their king. fire and hail snow and forest. for the people of Israel who are close to him. praise him . creeping things and flying birds!. trees and all cedars! Wild animals and all cattle. for his name alone is exalted. King of the earth and all people. He established them forever and ever. Psalm 149 Sing to the Lord a new song. Let them praise his name with dancing. Psalm 150 Praise god in his sanctuary. all his angels. he fixed their bounds that cannot be passed.
May his prayer be to us a refuge. We praise the glorious Trinity eternal and everlasting.with lute and harp! Praise him tambourine and dance. Glory be to the Father……… From ages…………………. and like a cedar of Lebanon he shall grow.From ages…………………. For great is his steadfast love towards us and all faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. O Mar Thoma. Commemoration of the Saints (Psalm 92: 12 –15) The just man shall spring up like a palm tree. halleluiah. who planted thy church on our nation. which is adorned with flowers: April gladdens the earth with its flowers and your remembrance gives joy to all of us. Common Response Lord give good remembrance to great Mar Thoma. praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals. Qolo How lovely is the day of your remembrance. They that are planted in the house of the Lord. praise the Lord! Psalm 117 Praise the Lord all yea nations. L: Praise to the Holy Trinity A: Praise to the Holy Trinity. may your prayer be with us.. Exult and be exalted noble Mar Thoma. they shall be faithful and fragrant. praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes. Lord be gracious to us and help us. Glory be to the Father………. . because you are glorious in the creation and among the watches and behold in the church your remembrance is honoured and you have a garment of glory and a crown in the kingdom. halleluiah. They shall declare how just is the Lord. halleluiah. extol him all you people.. the strong one in whom there is no wrong. it is like April.
The bishops who preached the faith taught according to the words of Simon without dispute. you only Lord Jesus Christ. Concluding prayer Lord Jesus Christ. You who take away or rather have taken away the sin of the world. father of truth. God of all. lamb of God. the sin of the world. king of heaven. Lord God. bishops and fathers. Lord be gracious to us and help us. do not shut the door of your mercy on our faces. we worship you. have compassion on us. Son and word of the Father. may the Lord hear your prayers and have pity on us. peace and tranquility and good hope for the sons of men. we raise a hymn of praise to you. help me by your prayers: when Son of God was taken up to him. have mercy upon us. Lord God only son Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit. Hymn of Angels As the angles and archangels in heaven sing praise on high. Lord our creator. so we poor children of earth sing praise and say: At all times and all seasons glory to God in the heights and on earth. with the only son and the living Holy Spirit. God the Father Almighty. you who sit in the glory at the right hand of the Father. Behold. cries the church. we bless you. your name is blessed and glorified in praise forever. We praise you. At all times and all the days of my life. to you belongs praise. they trod in the footsteps of their master and walked in the way of the apostles without stumbling. I am persecuted on all sides. you who take away. Trisagion & Lord’s Prayer . To you belongs glory. apostles of the Son. with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen. I will bless and praise you. or rather have taken away. he left you to me as strong fortress which cannot be subdued. Because you only are holy.B’outho of Mar Jacob May your prayers be with us. now and always forever. to you belongs honour. We give thanks to you because of your great glory. incline your ear to us and receive our prayers.
and accept what He sent me? Did I work conscientiously or was I lazy? Did I obey my parents and superiors? Did I respect every man as a child of God? Was I straight in my talks. to avoid every occasion of sin. with Your help. I firmly resolve. You know that I am weak and never succeed in doing things as well as I desire. I beseech You to save the good and destroy evil. fair to all? Did I give the good example to all around me? Have I been helpful and kind at home and at work? Did I sin against temperance. be always ours this day and for evermore! . I offer You all the action of this day: thoughts. words. FOR GOD’S PROTECTION May the strength of God pilot us! May the power of God preserve us! May the wisdom of God instruct us! May the hand of God protect us! May the way of God direct us! May the shield of God defend us! May the might of God guard us against the snares of evil and the temptations of the world! May Your salvation. (Here pass in review the day’s activities). Enlighten me and let me know in what I have sinned. for food and shelter. jealousy. because You are infinitely good. I thank You for Your good gifts during this day and I ask You to watch over me during the night. honest in my dealings.FOR EVENING MEDITATION EVENING PRAYERS O My God. trust in Him. patience. for Your help and protection. and deeds. success and failure. conversations or deeds? Did I sin through anger. for joys and sorrow. my loving Father. Did I put the law of God above all things? Did I respect God. O God. O my God. I am heartily sorry for having offended You. hopes and disappointments. I thank You for all Your goodness towards me during this day. I thank You for all Your good gifts. vanity and pride? A SHORT EVENING PRAYER Almighty God. moral purity in thoughts. and sin displeases You.
to surrender my strength to Your will with love. by a clear understanding. make me contrite and humble. Remember not. never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. From unclean thoughts. from sloth and carelessness. by holy meditation. If I transgress Your orders. I may offer You my prayer and my actions. to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength. my sins and iniquities. never act contrary to Your commandments. Make me diligent in my duties and studies. rebellion and willfulness. Give me the strength. ever in need of Your help and mercy. take away from me the spirit of pride and arrogance. And give me the strength. Because You are my God. FOR STRENGTH This is my prayer to You. From all impurity. or injurious to my neighbour. and patient in trials. . listen to my humble request! Keep me from all falsehood. Give me the strength. from passion and stubbornness. ever weak. my hope and my salvation. by useful occupation. and I Your servant. nor do anything displeasing to You. O Lord. nor desire. O Lord. by a clean heart. lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. ever poor. Deliver me. O God. that with a purified mind and heart. my Lord – strike. by frequent prayer. to raise my mind high above daily trifles. From temptation. my strength. From all distrust. From all negligence. Give me the strength. from pride. strike at the root of penury in my heart. From all disquiet. From laziness. Fill me with the fear of offending You.FOR GOD’S HELP O God. may I never think. correct me in Your displeasure. by an invincible patience. by an ardent devotion. by a steadfast confidence.
give me an enduring heart which no tribulation can wear out. Let me cling to nothing but only to You. O Lord my God. give me an upright heart which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. grant me the knowledge. Let me flee from myself. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD O God. Let me crave nothing but only You. that I may know You. Give me. under standing to know You. And think of nothing else but You. And ever obey for the love of You. Strengthen my mind. let me know myself and let me know You And desire nothing else but only You. and perfectly to fulfill all that is well pleasing unto You. Look upon me. O Lord. and walk after You. Bestow upon me. and a faithfulness that may finally possess You.FOR DIVINE GUIDANCE Grant me. Let me die to myself. desire and ability to do that which You require of me. I beseech You. fervently to desire. Let me distrust my own strength and trust in You. And do all things for the sake of You Let me humble myself. and turn to You. Let me forsake myself. wisely to search out. and live in You. diligence to seek You. that I may love You. And take whatever happens as coming from You. and exalt You. so that I may walk with You unto my perfect end. That so I may merit to be defended by you. and remember You. And be among those chosen by You. wisdom to find You. a steadfast heart which no unworthy affection may debase. And ever desire to follow You. Order my worldly condition to the glory of Your name. Let me fear to be separated from You. Let me forget myself. almighty and most merciful God. .
Just for today! Let me in season. my God. Just for today. for tomorrow and its needs I do not pray. Call me that I may come to You. O bid me. Set Thou a seal upon my lips. And duly pray. for tomorrow and its needs. And forever delight in being loved by You. In season gay. Just for today. Let me no wrong or idle word Unthinking say. But keep me guide and love me. Let me be faithful to Thy grace. Lord.Direct my will that I may seek You. JUST FOR TODAY Lord. if today I die. Let me be kind in word and deed. And if today. Just for today! Let me both diligently work. Lord Just for today! . from stain of sin. my tide of life Should ebb away. I do not pray. Keep me. be grave. So. Come home today.
As Thou our prize wilt be. the very thought of Thee With sweetness fills my breast. joy of all the meek. be Thou our glory now. Christ the Lord ! . Nor voice can sing. come ye! Oh. come. our only joy be thou. nor heart can frame. all ye faithfull. And in Thy presence rest. Jesus. And trough eternity. Joyful and triumphant. Come. Come and behold Him. Savior of mankind ! Oh. Jesus. The love of Jesus. Oh. come ye to Bethlehem. Oh. Oh. Born the King of angles. Hope of every contrite heart. Oh. To those who fall. Nor can the memory find A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name. All Ye Faithful Oh. come let us adore Him. what it is None but His loved ones know. But sweeter far Thy face to see. How goods to those who seek ! But what to those who find? Ah! This Nor tongue nor pen can show. The Very Thought Jesus.Hymns Jesus. how kind Thou art.
Word of the father. let us…… Joy To The World Joy to the world ! the Lord Is come: Let earth receive her King. He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found. While fields and floods. rocks. to Thee be glory given. “Glory to God In the highest” Oh. Lord.Sing. (2) Far as. Jesus. Joy to the world ! the savior reigns: Let men their songs employ. and heaven and nature sing. Sing. No more let sins and sorrows grow. . far as the curse is found. come. hill and plains. And heaven and nature sing. Sing in exultation. He rules the world with truth and grace. all ye powers of heaven above. And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love (2) And wonders. come let us…… Yea. repeat the sounding joy. (2) Repeat. In our flesh appearing Oh. Repeat the sounding joy. Nor thorns infest the ground. choirs of Angels. Let every heart prepare Him room. we greet Thee. (2) And heaven. Born this happy morning. wonders of His love.
Thou good and gracious king The company of angels are praising thee on high And mortal men and all things created make reply The people of the Hebrews with palms before Thee went Our praise and prayer and anthems before Thee we present To Thee. King To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring Thou art the King of Israel. holy night. before Thy passion. Silent night. Accept the praise we bring Who in all good delightest. Wondrous star. Christ the Saviour is born. Lord. Christ the Saviour is born. at Thy birth. With the angels let us sing. All Glory. Jesus. They sang their Hymns of praise To Thee. With the dawn of redeeming grace. Laud And Honor All glory. Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy infant. Who in all good delightest. Jesus. Silent night. Silent night. Sleep in heavenly peace. holy night Son of God. Radiant beams from Thy holy face. Darkness flies all is light. now high exalted our melody we raise Thou didst accept their praises. at Thy birth. Sleep in heavenly peace.Silent Night Silent night. Thou David’s royal son. so tender and mild. Thou good and gracious king . holy night. holy night. all is bright. Laud and honor to Thee redeemer. lend thy light. Allis calm. Alleluia to our King. love’s pure light. Lord.
Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior. still our refuge Take it to the Lord in prayer. forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer. Are we weak and heavy-laden. But for the showers we plead. Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness. Mercy drops round us are falling. Have we trials and temptation? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged. Thou wilt find a solace there. All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh. There shall be seasons refreshing. Show……. Take it to the Lord in prayer.ers of blessing. In His arms He’ll take and shield thee. Sent from the Savior above. Showers of blessing we need. Take it to the Lord in prayer. .What A Friend We Have In Jesus What a Friend we have in Jesus. what peace we often forfeit! Oh. what needless pain we bear! All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer. Do thy friends despise. There Shall Be Showers “There shall be showers of blessing” This is the promise of love.
Come. O Lord! Grant to us now a refreshing. Standing on the promises that cannot fail. When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail. I will shout and sing. Stand. ing stand…ing Standing of the promises of God my Savior. I’m standing on the promises of God. Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s word. Stand…ing. Now as to God we’re confessing. Standing on the promises of God. By the living Word of God I shall prevail. Stand…ing…. “There shall be showers of blessing” Send them upon us. Through eternal ages let His praises ring. Over the hills and the valleys. “There shall be showers of blessing” Oh. Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord.. and now honor thy word.“There shall be showers of blessing” Precious reviving again. Standing on the promises of God. Glory in the highest. Now as on Jesus we Call ! Standing On The Promises Standing on the promises of Christ my King. Standing on the promises of God. Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord. Perfect. Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free. . Standing on the promises of God. Standing on the promises I now can see. that today they might fall. present cleansing in the blood for-me. Sound of abundance of rain.
and snares. this is my song. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear. Visions of rapture burst on my sight. Listening every moment to the spirit’s call.Jesus is mine ! Oh. . perfect delight. Praising my Savior all day long (2) 2 Perfect submission. Resting in my savior as my All-in-all. whispers of love. How precious did that grace appear Thy hour I first believed. but now am found Was blind but now I see. I once was lost. Filled with His goodness. 3 Perfect submission.Standing on the promises I cannot fall. Angels. what a foretaste of glory divine ! Heir of salvation. I have already come: ‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far. Amazing Grace Amazing grace! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. Through many dangers. bring from above Echoes of mercy. And grace my fears relieved. purchase of God . lost in his love. Standing on the promises of God. Born of His spirit washed in His blood. all is at rest. toils. descending. And grace will lead me home. This is my story. looking above. Blessed Assurance Blessed assurance . I in my Savior am happy and blest. Watching and waiting.
and let if be. Let Thy blessing rest on me. I surrender. All to Jesus I surrender. take me now. wholly Thine. Oh the joy of full salvation! Glory. Humbly at His feet bow. Take my moments and my days. And mortal life shall cease. my blessed Savior. All To Jesus All to Jesus I surrender. I surrender all… I surrender all… All to Thee. Now I feel the sacred flame. All to Jesus I surrender. I give myself to Thee. Let the Holy Spirit witness I am Thine and Thou art mine. . glory to His name! Take Me Life Take me life. All to Jesus I surrender.Yes. Make me. Jesus. to Thee. when this heart and flesh shall fail. all… All to Jesus I surrender. Lord. In His presence daily live. All to Him I freely give. Worldly pleasures all forsaken Take me. Fill me with Thy love and power. consecrated. let them flow in ceaseless praise. I shall possess within the vail A life of joy and peace. Lord. Savior. I will ever love and trust Him.
3 4 . at the impulse of Thy love. it shall be no longer mine: Take my heart. my Lord I pour . it is Thine own. in death. and use. and let them be. Take my feet. every power as Thou shalt chose. 2 Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day. Take my lips. and make it Thine. always. Shine through the gloom. with me abide. and let them be. The darkness deepens : Lord. fast falls the eventide. who changest not. Take my silver and my gold. abide with me. O Thou. 3 4 5 6 Abide With Me Abide with me. abide with me. O Lord. Take my voice. and point me to the skie Heaven’s morning breaks. it shall be Thy royal throne. for my King. Lord. swift and beautiful for Thee. and let me sing. and earth’s vain shadows flee In life. When other helpers fall. oh. Be Thou thyself before my closing eyes. at thy feet its treasure store. I need Thy presence every passing hour. Take my love. only. abide with me. What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power? Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine. and comforts flee. Change and decay in all around I see. Help of the helpless.2 Take my hands. abide with me. filled with messages from Thee. its glories pass away. not a mite would I withhold: Take my intellect. Earth’s joys grows dim. and let them move. Take my will.
receive. At Thine altar Lord. regard Our departed parents. holy thou. Thine the praise. Who exalteth feasts for usThy Mother’s. Christ our Lord and God and King. Come in faith. thanks to Thee. kin. Halleluiah Say we all with voice as one. Awe-inspring Lord high placed. Halleluiah . Halleluiah Glory be to God on High. Here immortal life await.(A hymn which can be sung during communion) Bam’dab’ ronoosod’Malko (M’ssiha rajavam nadhan) Choir :Full redemption hast Thou made. Halleluiah Holy. Halleluiah Hosts celestial stand around With us in this holy place’ Laud the Body and the Blood Of the Son. Pardon may we all receive. To the martyrs crowns of praise. the God of grace. communicate. Halleluiah Come. Here absolve your debts and sins. May they stand at Thy right hand When thou judgest ev’ry sin. holy. To His Mother honour be. Halleluiah. Ours the mercy. approach in awe. Blessed Saviour. Saints’ and deceased. Grace and mercy to the dead. Thou didst save us by Thy cross. By the steadfast faith we bring.
Knocking at Thy door. Grant our needs. Lord. gracious Lord. Jesus. Thou. Open to us mercy’s door. When chastising us. dost give the light To Thy creatures all. Hear our pray’r. Hearken as we call to TheeIn ourselves so frail are we. the Father’s light divine. for good art Thou. Count not Thou our evil deeds. True Light. (While Lighting the candles he shall sing) For the North Side. Kind one. full of light. who doth know our deeds. though great e’now Mercy grant. . Spare us from Thy wrathful rod. mercy grant.Nuh’rok Hosenan) (Velivu Nirangorisho) By Thy light we see the light.CATHOLIC HYMN (B’thar’vo Deelok Hanono) Tune :. O God. Thine abundant mercy grant. Lighten us with Thy bright light Thou. we say Do not Thou deny our pleasNeedy are Thy devotees. Kindly hear as we implore. we pray. (Tune :.Mor Ephrem Anpudayone Nin Vathil Hearken.