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Morning and Evening Prayers

In the Name of the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Glory be to You, O God; glory be to You.

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, You are everywhere present and fill all things. Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life, come and dwell within us, cleanse us of all stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord.

Holy God, + Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us. (3 times)

Glory be to the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us; O Lord, cleanse us of our sins; O Master, forgive our transgressions; O Holy One, come to us and heal our infirmities for Your Name's sake.

Lord, have mercy. (3 times)

Glory be to the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. 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 evil.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and, forever. Amen.
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Every Eastern Christian home should have an icon corner.  They don't have to be as large as the one pictured here, but even a small, modest icon corner will be a blessing in your home.

Awakening from sleep, I worship You, O blessed God; and offer the Angelic Hymn to You, O powerful Lord: Holy, holy, holy are You, O God! Through the intercession of Your Heavenly Hosts, have mercy on me.

Glory be to the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:

O Lord, You have lifted me up from my bed and from sleep; now enlighten my mind, open my heart and my lips that I may sing to You, O Holy Trinity: Holy, holy, holy are You, O God! Through the prayers of all Your Saints, have mercy on me.

Now and ever, and forever. Amen.

The Judge shall come suddenly, and the deeds of all shall be brought to light. In fear, I cry out at the break of day: Holy, holy, holy are You, O God! Through the prayers of the Mother of God, have mercy on me.Lord, have mercy. (12 times)

I give thanks to You, O Holy Trinity. Because of Your great goodness and endless patience, You did not become angry with me, a slothful and sinful being; nor did You destroy me because of my transgressions. But, as always, You have shown Your love for us; and have raised me up as I lay in despair, that I might recite these prayers and sing the praises of Your power. Enlighten the eyes of my understanding, that I may meditate upon Your Words, understand Your Commandments, and accomplish Your Will. Open my mouth that I may sing to You in sincere praise; and that I may proclaim Your Most Holy Name, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and, forever. Amen.

Come, let us adore the King, our God.
Come, let us adore Christ, the King and our God.
Come, let us adore and bow down to the only Lord Jesus Christ, the King and our God.

The Psalm of Repentance (Psalm 50) or another appropriate Psalm is now recited.

O God, have mercy on me in the greatness of Your love; in the abundance of Your tender mercies wipe out my offense. Wash me thoroughly from malice and cleanse me from sin; for I am well aware of my malice, and my sins are before me always. It is You alone I have offended, I have done what is evil in Your sight; wherefore, You are just in Your deeds and triumphant in Your judgment. Behold, I was born in iniquities, and in sins my mother conceived me. But You are the Lover of Truth; You have shown me the depths and secrets of Your wisdom. Wash me with hyssop, and I shall be pure; cleanse me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear sounds of joy and feasting; the bones that were afflicted shall rejoice. Turn Your face away from my offenses, and wipe off all my sins. A spotless heart create in me, O God; renew a steadfast spirit in my breast. Cast me not afar from Your face; take not Your blessed Spirit out of me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and let Your guiding Spirit dwell in me. I will teach Your ways to the sinners, and the wicked shall return to You. Deliver me from blood-guilt, O God, my saving God, and my tongue will joyfully sing Your justice. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. Had You desired sacrifice, I would have offered it, but You will not be satisfied with whole-burnt offerings. Sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit; a crushed and humbled heart God will not spurn. In Your kindness, O Lord be bountiful to Sion; may the walls of Jerusalem be restored. Then will You delight in just oblation, in sacrifice and whole-burnt offerings. Then shall they offer calves upon Your altar.

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, the only-begotten, born of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one substance with the Father, through Whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and Mary the Virgin, and became man. He was also crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And He rose again on the third day, according to the Scriptures. And He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory, to judge the living and the dead; and of His kingdom there will be no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke through the prophets. In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I profess one baptism for the remission of sins. I expect the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Remit, pardon, and forgive, O God, our sins committed voluntarily and involuntarily, by word and deed, knowingly and in ignorance, by thought and purpose, by day and night. Forgive all these, for You are gracious and love us all.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb; for thou hast borne Christ, the Savior and Deliverer of our souls.

We fly to your patronage, O Virgin Mother of God. Despise not our prayers in our necessities, but who are alone pure and blessed, deliver us from all danger.

O most glorious ever Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ our God, receive our prayers and offer them to your Son, our God, that He, for your sake, enlighten and save our souls.

All you heavenly powers, holy Angels and Archangels, beseech God for us sinners.

O holy and glorious Apostles, Prophets, Martyrs, and Saints, beseech God for us sinners.

O God, + be merciful to me, a sinner.
O God, + cleanse me of my sins and have mercy on me.
O Lord, + forgive me, for I have sinned without number.

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Take the opening prayers up to "For Thine is the kingdom... Amen."

Have mercy on us, O God, have mercy on us. Since we have no defense, we sinners offer this supplication to You, our Master; have mercy on us.

Glory be to the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:

Lord, have mercy on us; for in You we place our hope. Be not exceedingly angry with us, nor mindful of our transgressions; but look upon us even now with mercy, and deliver us from our enemies. For You are our God, and we are Your people; we are all the work of Your Hands, and we call upon Your Name.

Now and ever, and forever. Amen.

Open unto us the doors of mercy, O blessed Mother of God; that we, who place our trust in you, may not perish; but that through you we be delivered from misfortune. For you are the salvation of all Christians.

Lord, have mercy. (12 times)

O eternal God, and Ruler of all creation, You have allowed me to reach this hour. Forgive the sins I have this day committed by word, deed, or thought. Purify me from every spiritual and physical stain. Grant me to rise from this sleep to glorify You by my deeds throughout the remainder of my life, and that I be victorious over every spiritual and physical enemy which fights against me. Deliver me, O Lord, from all vain thoughts and evil desires. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever. Amen.

O loving mother of our most gracious King, O pure and blessed Virgin Mary, pour forth into my restless soul the grace of your Son, our God. Lead me by your prayers to salutary deeds, that I might spend the remainder of my life without fault, and attain paradise through you, O Virgin Mother of God. For you are pure and blessed forever.

O Guardian Angel, protector of my soul and body, to your care I have been entrusted by Christ. Obtain for me the forgiveness of the sins committed by me this day. Pray for me, your sinful and unworthy servant, that I may become worthy of the grace and mercy of the Most Holy Trinity and the Mother of our Lord God, Jesus Christ. Amen.

We are yours, O Mother of God. Since you have delivered us from all tribulation, we give thanks to you by dedicating our songs of victory to you, O Saving Champion. In your invincible might, deliver us from all dangers that we may exclaim to you: "Hail, Full of Grace!"

O most glorious, ever-virgin Mother of Christ our God, offer up our prayers to your Son and our God, so that through you, O Mother of God, He may save our souls. I place all my hope in you, Mother of God. Do not turn away from me, a sinner, for I need your help and intercession. Have mercy on me, for my soul hopes in you.

The Father + is my hope! The Son + is my refuge! And the Holy Spirit + is my protection! O Most Holy Trinity +, glory be to You!

It is truly proper to glorify you, who have borne God; the ever-blessed, immaculate, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare, more glorious than the Seraphim; who, a virgin, gave birth to God, the Word. You, truly the Mother of God, we magnify.

O Joyful Light! Light and Holy Glory of the Father immortal; the heavenly, holy, the blessed One, O Jesus Christ. Now that we have reached the setting of the sun, and see the evening light, we sing to God, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit. It is fitting at all times to raise a song of praise in measured melody to You, O Son of God, the Giver of Life. Behold, the universe sings Your glory