Prayer for the Living

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For the Living

O Lord Jesus Christ, our God,
in Thy mercies and loving kindness Thou regardest the humble prayers of all who call upon Thee with their whole heart;
incline Thine ear and hear now my prayer, offered to Thee in humility:

Be Mindful, O Lord, of Thy Holy, Universal and Apostolic Church;
confirm and strengthen her,
increase her and keep her in peace,
and preserve her unconquerable forever.

Be mindful, O Lord, of our bishop, (your bishop’s name),
and of every bishop of the Orthodox Church;
the priests and deacons, and all the clergy of the Church,
which Thou hast established to feed the flock of Thy word;
and by their prayers have mercy upon me and save me, a sinner.

Be mindful, O Lord, of all civil authorities, of our armed forces,
of this city in which we reside, and of every city and the countryside;
grant them peaceful times, that we, in their tranquility,
may lead a calm and peaceful life in all godliness and sanctity.

Be mindful, O Lord, of my parents, (their names),
of my brothers and sisters, (their names),
of relatives, (their names), and of my friends, (their names);
grant that they may have mercy, life, peace, health, salvation and visitation,
pardon and remission of their sins;
that they may ever praise and glorify Thy Holy Name.

Be mindful, O Lord, of those who travel by land, by sea, and by air;
of the old and young, the sick, the suffering, the sorrowing,
the afflicted, the captives, the needy and the poor;
and upon them all send forth Thy mercies,
for Thou art the Giver of all good things.

Be mindful, O Lord, of me, Thy humble servant;
grant me Thy grace, that I may be diligent and faithful,
avoiding evil company and influence, resisting temptation;
that I may lead a godly and righteous life, blameless and peaceful, ever serving Thee;
that I may be accounted worthy of entering the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen