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Prayers in Time of Trouble
O God, our help and assistance Who is just and merciful, and Who hears the supplications of Your people, look down upon
me a miserable sinner. Have mercy upon me and deliver me from the trouble that besets me, for which I know I am deservedly suffering. I acknowledge and believe, O Lord, that all trials of this life are given by You for our chastisement when we drift away from You and disobey Your commandments. Deal not with me after my sins, but according to Your bountiful mercies, for I am the work of Your hands and You know my weakness.
Grant me, I beseech You, Your divine helping grace, and endow me with patience and strength to endure my tribulations with complete submission to Your Will. You know my misery and suffering and to You, my only hope and refuge, I flee for relief and comfort. Trusting in Your infinite love and compassion, I know that in due time, when You know best, You will deliver me from this
trouble and turn my distress into comfort. I shall rejoice in Your mercy and exalt and praise Your Holy Name, of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.
Prayers for the Departed
Remember, O Lord, all who have fallen asleep in the hope
of the resurrection and of eternal life, our fathers, mothers,
brothers and sisters, Orthodox Christians who rest both
here and in all other parts of the earth. Place them with Your saints, where
the light of Your countenance shines, and have mercy upon us, for You are
gracious and love all mankind.
Grant, O Lord, to all that have gone before us in faith and hope of the
resurrection, remission of sins and keep them in everlasting memory. Amen.
In the place of Your rest, O Lord, where all Your saints repose, give rest to
the souls of Your servants, for You alone are immortal.
O Virgin, alone pure and immaculate that in maiden-motherhood brought
forth God, intercede for the salvation of the souls of your servants.
With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Your servants (names),
where there is not pain, sorrow or sighing, but Life everlasting. Amen.
A Prayer for Guidance and Peace
In all humility we pray to You and we entreat You, Who are
the source of wisdom, bless and grant perfect health of
mind and body unto our President and all leaders of our
nation. Direct, O Lord, their thoughts to the way of truth, so that they may
enact, order and enforce whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are
pure, whatsoever things are just, tending toward all excellence and virtue.
Enlighten them to govern our country with justice and to lead our people in
the ways of Your righteousness. Send to us and to the whole world a just
and lasting peace to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
A Prayer to the Theotokos
Make us worthy of compassion, O Theotokos, Who are a source of tenderness.
Look upon a sinful people and manifest Your power as ever. For, hoping on
You, we cry out aloud to You as Gabriel once did: Hail, chief among the
bodiless powers; hail, You Who are full of Grace; hail, unwedded bride. Amen.
A Prayer to Your Guardian Angel
O Angel of Christ, holy guardian and protector of my soul
and body, forgive me every transgression which I have
committed this day and deliver me from every craft of my
enemy and adversary. May I not anger my God by any sin. Pray for me to the
Lord, His sinful and unworthy servant, that He may make me worthy of the
grace of the All-Holy Trinity, and of the Most Blessed Theotokos, and of all the
A Prayer to Your Patron Saint
Pray unto God for me, O Holy Saint (Name), well-pleasing to God, for I turn
unto You, who are the speedy helper and intercessor for my soul. Amen.
The Jesus Prayer
Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen.
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