Two prayers

A prayer for the morning, from Matins:

O Lord our God!  We give thanks to You who have raised us from our sleep and placed upon our lips the words of praise that we may adore You and call upon your holy Name.  We beseech You, through the mercies You have always bestowed upon our life:  send down once more your assistance upon those who stand in the presence of your holy glory, expecting abundant mercy from You.  Grant that, having served you unceasingly in fear and with love, we may come to praise your goodness which is beyond description:  for to You, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, is due all glory, honor, and worship, now, and ever, and forever.  Amen.

And one of the Lamplighting Prayers from Vespers:

O Lord, compassionate and loving, long-suffering and most merciful, hear our prayer and listen to the voice of our supplication.  Make a favorable covenant with us, guide us along your ways that we may live in your truth; gladden our hearts that we may fear your holy Name for You are great and You perform wondrous deeds.  You are the one God and there is no other like You, O Lord.  You are great in mercy and able, in your power, to assist, support, and save all those who place their hope in your holy Name, and all glory, honor and adoration are due You, Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever.  Amen.


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