Prayers of the Church - Text of Prayers

In the Orthodox Church it is said that we pray what we believe and believe what we pray. The text of our written prayers not only help with our communion with God through words of praise, thanksgiving, repentance, supplication, and intercession, but also brings to remembrance the Gospel message of Christ, the Apostolic teachings, and our faith.
This part of our website gives the text of some of the prayers of the Orthodox Church.
The publication of such prayers does not limit the free expression of the Christian soul to the Creator, the Most-holy Theotokos and the Saints. On the contrary, by reading these prayers one can learn how to pray. They become models for our own, personal prayers. Often, we would like to pray but, distracted by the world around us, or troubled by fear or sorrow, we do not even know how to begin. We then begin with the a prayerbook and find that not only much of what we wanted to say is included in the prayers of the fathers, but that afterwards, we find words of our own to continue the outpouring of our soul.

Prayer Read Time Hit Count
Petition – Egyptian crisis - 2499
Evening Prayers (longer rule) 12 mins 4201
Morning Prayers (longer rule) 15 mins 6244
Prayer of St. Philaret of Moscow 1 min 12544
Daily Troparia and Kontakia (hymns) 3 mins 14422
Thank You, O Lord! 2 mins 3196
Dismissals 9 mins 4798
Great Doxology 2 mins 4701
Prayer in Time of Storms 1 min 5345
Lord Bless My Enemies 3 mins 4441
Prayer for the People of Japan 1 min 3265
Prayer to St Herman of Alaska 2 mins 4005
Prayer for General Intercession 2 mins 8252
Prayer for September 11th 3 mins 4247
Lesser Doxology 2 mins 5349
Prayer at the Icon of the Theotokos - 5199
Prayer at the Icon of Christ - 4285
Prayer Upon Entering a Church 1 min 10790
Kneeling Prayers at Pentecost Vespers (3) 8 mins 8005
Kneeling Prayers at Pentecost Vespers (2) 4 mins 6386
Kneeling Prayers at Pentecost Vespers (1) 4 mins 12633
Prayer when One is About to Take up Abode in a New House 1 min 5158
Prayer at the Founding of a House 1 min 4763
Prayer after the Departing of the Soul 1 min 5702