Morning Prayers

When you arise from sleep, stand before the holy icons in reverence and fear of God, and keep silence for a time. Then make the sign of the Cross and say the following prayers. If time is short, it is better to say only a few of the prayers with care, rather than recite them all in haste.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Glory to you, our God, glory to you.

Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of truth, present everywhere and filling all things, the treasury of good and giver of life, come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, Gracious One.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit;
Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us.
Lord, be merciful to our sins.
Master, forgive our transgressions.
Holy One, visit us and heal our infirmities, for your name's sake.
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.
Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy
Spirit; Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Arising from sleep, we fall down before you, Gracious One, and the hymn of the Angels we cry out to you,
Mighty One: Holy, Holy, Holy are you, 0 God. Through the Theotokos have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit;
From my bed and sleep you have raised me, Lord;
enlighten my mind and my heart, and open my lips to praise you, Holy Trinity: Holy, Holy, Holy are you, 0 God. Through the Theotokos have mercy on us.
Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Suddenly the Judge will come, and the deeds of each will be laid bare; but with fear let us cry out in the middle of the night: Holy, Holy, Holy are you, 0 God. Through the Theotokos have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy... (12 times)

The night has passed, day has come and light has shone upon the world; therefore ranks of Angels praise and glorify you, Christ our God.

Psalm 1-20

I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from where my help comes. My help comes from the Lord, who has made heaven and earth. May your foot remain firm, and may he not slumber who keeps you. Behold, he will not slumber nor will he sleep, he who keeps Israel. The Lord will keep you, the Lord is your shelter at your right hand. The sun will not bum you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil, the Lord will guard your soul. The Lord will keep your coming in and your going out, from now and for evermore.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

The Creed

I believe in one God, Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, light from light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father; through him 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 human, and was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried, and rose on the third day according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, and who spoke through the Prophets.In one holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I expect the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come. Amen.

Choose one or more of the following prayers

1 Arising from sleep I give thanks to you, Holy Trinity, that because of your great goodness and patience you have not been angry with me, lazy and sinful though I am, and have not destroyed me and my sins together, but have shown your usual loving kindness, and though I inclined to despair have moved me to rise early and glorify your might. Now enlighten the eyes of my mind and open my mouth so that I may study your sayings, understand your commandments, do your will, sing to you with thankful heart, and praise your all-holy name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

2 Christ the true light, which enlightens and sanctifies everyone who comes into the world, may the light of your countenance be signed upon us, so that in it we may see the unapproachable light, and may you direct our steps towards performing your commandments; through the intercessions of your all-pure Mother and all your Saints. Amen.

3 Truly it is right to call you blessed, Theotokos, ever-blessed and all-pure and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, incomparably more glorious than the Seraphim, who undefiled gave birth to God the Word, true Theotokos, we magnify you.

To the Theotokos let us sinners and lowly ones now earnestly run, and let us fall down in repentance, crying from the depth of our soul: Lady, come to our help and have compassion upon us; hasten, for we perish in a multitude of sins; turn not your servants away empty-handed, for you alone do we have as our hope.

4 Prayer of St Ephraim Recited in Great Lent, with a prostration after each verse

Lord and Master of my life,
give me not a spirit of idleness, meddling, love of power and idle talk.

But grant me, your servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love.

Yes, Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults, and not condemn my brother; for blessed are you, to
the ages of ages. Amen.

The Great Doxology

Glory to you who have shown the light. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to all people. We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you for your great glory. Lord, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty, Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, you who take away the sins of the world. Receive our prayer, you who sit at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.For you only are Holy, y ou only are the Lord Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Every day I will bless you and praise your name for ever and for evermore. Grant, Lord, that we may be kept this day without sin. Blessed are you, Lord God of our Fathers and praised and glorified is your name for ever. Amen.

Stay, your mercy be upon us, Lord, just as we have hoped in you. Blessed are you, Lord, teach me your judgements. Lord, you have been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord have mercy on me, heal my soul, for 1 have sinned against you. Lord, to you have I fled for refuge; teach me to do your will, for you are my God. For in you is the source of life; in your light we shall see light. Extend your mercy to those who know you.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit;
Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Scripture Reading

Into your hands, Lord, I commend my soul and body.

Bless me, have mercy on me, and grant me eternal life. Amen.



 

 

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