Morning Prayers

A Morning Prayer Rule

Morning Prayers

In th eName of th eFather, the Son, and the Holy Spirit Amsn.

Glory to thee our God, Glory to thee.

The Prayer to the Holy Spirit:

O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who is all places and fills all things, treasury of blessings and giver of life, come and abide in us and cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls O Good One. Bow.

The Trisagion:

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice with bows.

Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen. Bow.

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord cleanse us from our sins, O Master, forgive our iniquities, O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Your name’s sake.

Lord, have mercy. Thrice

Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen. Bow.

Our Father, Who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on us. Amen. Bow.

Then: Lord, have mercy. (12 Times) And this prayer:

Having arisen from sleep, I thank You, All-Holy Trinity, for in Your great goodness and patience You were not angry with me, Your sinful and slothful servant, nor have You destroyed me with my iniquities, but have shown Your love toward humanity; and when I was laying in despair, You have raised me up to keep the morning watch and to glorify Your unconquerable dominion. And now, most holy God and Master, enlighten the eyes of my heart and open my lips to learn Your words and to understand Your commandments; to do Your will and to sing to You in heartfelt confession; to hymn and to glorify Your most honorable and majestic name, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen

Come let us worship God our King. Bow. Come let us worship Christ, our King and our God. Bow. Come let us worship and and fall down before the very Lord Jesus Christ, our King and our God. Bow.

The Creed

Begin with the sign of the cross.

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.  Of the second council. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets. In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Angelic Salutation to the most Holy Mother of God

Virgin Mother of God, rejoice, Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you have born Christ the Savior, the Deliverer of our souls. Thrice with bows.

The Kontakion from the Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God

O All-hymned Mother who did bear the Word holiest of all holies, accept our present offering, and deliver us from every assault, and rescue from the torment to come all those that cry to you: Alleluia. Thrice with bows to the ground.

Prayer at the Beginning of the Day – Metropolitan Philaret

O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In every hour of the day reveal Your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that Your will governs all. In all my deeds and words guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforseen events let me not forget that all are sent by You. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray. Pray You Yourself in me.

Most Holy God, I pray and beseech you, give me a pure heart, a way of speaking that befits the faith I profess. Grant me uprightness of purpose, powers of reasoning unhindered by passions, conduct that becomes those who fear you, and perfect knowledge of your commandments. May I enjoy health in body and in spirit.

Grant me a life of peace, genuine faith and living hope, sincere charity and bountiful generosity, patience that knows no bounds and the light of Your truth to proclaim Your goodness to me, that for ever and in all things placing my trust only in You, I may abound in every good work, and that in Christ Your gifts may increase in every soul.

For to You belong all glory, honor and majesty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

[Here may be added your own private devotions and intercessions, using your own words, Refrains and Petitions to the Saints or other prayers from the UOC Prayer Book When you have finished, conclude with this prayer:]

Through the prayers of our holy Forbearers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us. Amen.

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