Morning Prayers (longer rule)

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Morning Prays (full rule)

Arising from bed, stand with reverence before the All-seeing God. Make the Sign of the Cross and say:

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

Stand quietly for a short while until the mind is still. Then make three bows, saying:

O God, be merciful to me, a sinner. (3 times)

Trisagion Prayers

Through the prayers of our holy brothers and sisters, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, everywhere present and  filling 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!

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

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us.
O Lord, cleanse us from our sins.
O Master, pardon our transgressions.
O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Your Name’s sake.

Lord  have mercy!  (3 times)

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

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy 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.

Morning Troparia

Arising from sleep we fall down before You, O Good One and cry out to You, O Almighty One, the angelic hymn: holy, holy, holy are You, O God!
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, have mercy on  us!

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

Now that You have raised me from my bed of sleep, O Lord, enlighten my mind and heart and open my lips that I may praise You, O Holy Trinity: holy, holy, holy are You, O God!
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, have mercy on us!

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Suddenly the Judge shall come and the deeds of each  shall be revealed; thus with fear we cry out at midnight: holy, holy, holy are You, O God!
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, have mercy on us!
Lord have mercy! (12 times)

Prayer of St. Basil the Great

Having arisen from sleep, I thank You, O Holy Trinity, for in Your great goodness and forbearance You have not become angry with me in my negligence and sinfulness, nor have You  estroyed me in my transgressions, but in Your compassion You have raised me up as I lay in despair that I might sing the glories of Your majesty.
Enlighten the eyes of my understanding; open my heart to receive  Your words; teach me Your commandments and help me to do Your will, confessing You from my heart, singing and  praising Your all-holy Name: of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Come let us worship God our King!
Come let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and our God!
Come let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself our King and our God!

Psalm 51 (50)

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great goodness, according to Your abundant mercy, blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions and my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned and done that which is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified in Your sentence and blameless in Your  judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with  hyssop and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my  iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God and put a new and right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways and sinners will return to You.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation and my tongue  will sing aloud of Your deliverance.
O Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
For You have no delight in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, You would not be pleased. 
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Do good to Zion in Your good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem; then will You delight  in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on Your altar.

The Creed

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 men 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 rose 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. 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.

First Prayer, by St. Marcarius

O Lord, cleanse me a sinner, for I have never done anything good in Your sight; deliver me from the Evil One and let Your will be in me so that I may open my unworthy mouth without condemnation and praise Your all-holy Name: of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Second Prayer

Arising from sleep, O Saviour, I bring to You the midnight song, and falling before You, I cry out: let me not fall asleep in the death of sin, but have mercy on me as I lie in laziness, O You who were  voluntarily crucified.
Hasten to raise me up and save me, for I stand before You in prayer.
After the sleep of the night, O Lord Christ, shine a sinless day upon me and save me. Amen.

Third Prayer

Arising from sleep, I flee to You, O Master and Lover of mankind, and by Your lovingkindness, I strive to do works well-pleasing to You.
I pray You: help me at all times and in everything.
Deliver me from all worldly things, save me from every impulse of the devil and lead me into Your eternal Kingdom.
For You are my Creator, Protector and Bestower of all good things; all my hope is in You and I  glorify You now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Fourth Prayer

O Lord, in Your great goodness and abundant compassion, You have granted me, Your servant, to pass the time of this night without falling into any of the evil temptations of the jealous enemy.
O  Master and Creator of all, grant that, my heart illumined by Your true light, I may do Your will, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Fifth Prayer, by St. Basil the Great

O Almighty Lord, God of the angelic Powers and of all flesh, You dwell on high and care for the lowly; You search men’s hearts and innermost beings and truly know all our hidden thoughts.  Ever-living Light from all eternity, in whom there is neither variation nor shadow due to change, trusting in Your abundant mercy, we offer You at this present hour our prayers from stained lips, O  immortal King.
Forgive every sin which we have committed against You in word or deed, in knowledge or in ignorance, and cleanse us from every stain of flesh and spirit.
Grant that with a pure and watchful heart we may pass the night of this life in anticipation of the brilliant and holy Day when Your only-begotten Son, our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ, will come with glory o judge and render to each according to his deeds.
May we not be found idle or sleeping, but watchful and actively performing Your commandments.
May we be prepared to enter into His divine and glorious bridal-chamber, where the voice of those who feast is unceasing and the gladness of those who behold the goodness of Your glory is indescribable.
For You are the true Light who enlighten and sanctify all, and all creation sings Your praise forever. Amen.

Sixth Prayer

We bless You, O God most high and Lord of mercies, who ever work great and mysterious deeds for us, glorious, wonderful and numberless; You provide us with sleep as a rest from our infirmities and as a repose for our bodies, tired by labour. We thank You that You have not destroyed us in our transgressions, but in Your love toward mankind You have raised us up as we lay in despair that we may glorify Your majesty.
We entreat Your infinite goodness: enlighten the eyes of our hearts and raise up our minds from the heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouths and fill them with Your praise, that we may unceasingly sing and confess You, who are God glorified in all and by all: the eternal Father, the onlybegotten Son and the all-holy, good and life-creating Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Seventh Prayer, to the Holy Guardian Angel

O holy angel who keep guard over my despondent soul and passionate life, forsake me not, a sinner, nor shrink from me because of my intemperance: give no place to the cunning demon to overcome me through the oppression of my mortal body; strengthen my weak and feeble hands and guide me in the way of salvation.
Yes, holy angel of God, guardian and protector of my wretched soul and body: forgive me everything in which I have offended you every day of my life, and if I have sinned this past night, protect me during this present day.
Preserve me from every temptation of the enemy, that I may not anger God by any sin.
Pray to the Lord for me, that He may establish me in His fear and prove me a servant worthy of His kindness. Amen.

Eighth Prayer, to the Theotokos

O my most holy Lady Theotokos, through your holy and all-powerful prayers, banish despair, forgetfulness, ignorance and negligence from me, your lowly, sinful servant, and all impure, evil and blasphemous thoughts from my wretched heart and darkened mind.Quench the flame of my passions, for I am poor and miserable. Deliver me from the remembrance of troublesome thoughts and evil deeds.
For you are blessed by all generations and your mostglorious name is extolled to all ages. Amen.

Ninth Prayer, by Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow

O Lord, grant that I may greet the coming day in peace. Help me to rely on Your holy will at every moment. In every hour of the day, reveal Your will to me.
Bless my association with all who surround me.
Teach me to treat whatever may happen 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 unforeseen events, let me not forget that all is sent by You.
Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering or embarrassing others.
Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it will bring.
Direct my will. Teach me to pray, and pray Yourself in me. Amen.

Invocation of the Saint whose Name You Bear

Pray to God for me, O Saint N., well-pleasing to God, for I fervently flee to you, who are the speedy helper and intercessor for my soul.

Salutation to the Most Holy Theotokos

Rejoice Virgin Theotokos, 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 borne the Saviour of our souls!

Tropar of the Holy Cross

O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance. Grant victory to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries and by virtue of Your Cross preserve Your habitation.

Commemoration of the Living O Lord Jesus Christ our God, who for the sake of Your eternal mercy and lovingkindness became man and suffered crucifixion and death for the salvation of all, who  rose from the dead and ascended into heaven and sit at the right hand of the Father where You hear the prayers of all who call upon You humbly and with their whole heart: incline Your ear to us and hearken to the prayer which Your unworthy servants offer as a spiritual sacrifice for all Your people.

Remember first of all Your Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church which You have purchased with Your precious Blood. Strengthen it, multiply it, keep it in peace and do not allow the gates of hell to  prevail against it. Prevent schisms among the churches, pacify the ragings of the pagans, quickly destroy the uprisings of heresies by the power of Your Holy Spirit.

Have mercy, O Lord, upon our Queen, Governor-General, Prime Minister, Premiers and all who answer before Your face for their responsibility in civil authority and in the armed forces, and save them all. Give them peace and continual victory over unrighteousness and evil in all places. May they provide peace so that Your holy Church and all Your people may live calm and ordered lives in Your sight, in true faith and prayer, with godly deeds.

Have mercy, O Lord, upon the Orthodox Patriarchs and Metropolitans, Archbishops and Bishops, the Priests and Deacons, and the whole order of the clergy of Your Church. Save them, whom You have established to feed Your flock and by their prayers have mercy on us sinners and save us.

Have mercy, O Lord, on our spiritual fathers and mothers and save them, and by their holy prayers forgive us our transgressions.

Have mercy, O Lord, on our parents and save them together with our brothers and sisters, our kinfolk after the flesh, and our friends. Grant them Your blessing, both here and in the age to come.

Have mercy, O Lord, on the old and the young, the needy, the orphans, the widows and all who are in sickness and sorrow, distress and affliction, oppression and captivity, in prison and confinement. Save them, together with Your servants who are under persecution for Your sake and for the sake of the Orthodox Faith. Remember them, visit them, strengthen and comfort them, and by Your power grant them speedy relief, freedom and deliverance.

Have mercy, O Lord, on all who travel and save them: those who are sent on duty, our brothers and sisters, and all Orthodox Christians.

Have mercy, O Lord, on our enemies: save all those who envy us, wish us evil or deal unjustly with us.

May they not perish because of us sinners.

Enlighten, O Lord, with the truth of Your holy wisdom, all who have gone astray from the Orthodox Faith, led by destructive heresies and divergent philosophies, and unite them once more to Your Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Amen.

Commemoration of the Departed

Remember, O Lord, those who have departed this life: all Orthodox Patriarchs, Metropolitans, Archbishops, and all who served You in the priesthood and ministry of the Church, and in the monastic order, and grant them rest with Your saints in Your eternal Kingdom.

Remember, O Lord, the souls of Your servants now fallen asleep: our parents, family, and friends. Forgive them all their sins, committed in knowledge or in ignorance; grant them Your Kingdom, a portion in Your eternal blessing, and the enjoyment of Your unending life.

Remember, O Lord, all who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection to eternal life: our brothers and sisters, the Orthodox Christians throughout the world. Place them with Your saints, before the light of Your countenance, and have mercy on us, for You are good and the Lover of mankind.
Amen.

Final Prayers

It is truly meet to bless you, O Theotokos, ever blessed and most pure and the Mother of our God!
More honourable than the cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the seraphim: without defilement you gave birth to God the Word.
True Theotokos, we magnify you!

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

Lord have mercy! (3 times)

Through the prayers of our holy brothers and sisters, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us.
Amen

 


 

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