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
Prayer of Thanksgiving 1 min 5027
Prayer for one’s Parents 1 min 6283
Prayer for one’s Children 1 min 6445
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian (text) - 10070
Prayer to One’s Patron Saint - 6094
Evening Prayers 1 min 7212
Prayer for the Departed 1 min 7205
Prayer for the Sick 2 mins 7275
Prayer at Meals 1 min 6374
Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel 1 min 8676
Hymn to the Theotokos 5 mins 24637
Jesus Prayer - 8467
Prayer at Holy Communion 2 mins 8197
Symbol of Faith 1 min 6891
Prayer Before Reading the Holy Scripture 1 min 6434
Prayer for Work - 5775
Prayer of the Hours 1 min 5603
Psalm 22 (23) – The Lord is my shepherd, 1 min 25361
Psalm 50 (51) – A Psalm Of Repentance 2 mins 10070
Morning Prayers 1 min 7444