Prayer for the Morning:
We thank You, Lord our God, for You have wakened us from sleep, and have filled our lips with praise that we might worship You and call upon your holy name. We beg of your compassion that you have always shown towards us, hear us now and send help to those who stand before your holy glory awaiting your abundant mercy. O Lord, grant that those who serve you in fear and love may praise your ineffable goodness.
[Psalms for the morning: 3, 37(38), 62(63), 87(88), 102(103), 142(143), 50(51), 148, 149(150)]
Prayer for Mid-day:
O good God, in all times and places you are worshipped and glorified both in heaven and on earth. You are long-suffering and generous in your mercy and compassion. You love the just and show mercy to the sinner, calling all to repentance through the promise of blessings to come. Deem, O Lord, at this very hour, to receive our supplications and to direct our lives in the path of your commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, set right our minds, cleanse our thoughts; deliver us from all affliction, trouble and distress; surround us with your holy angels so that, guided and guarded in their camp, we may obtain oneness of faith and the knowledge of your unspeakable glory. For you are blessed, forever and ever. Amen.
[Psalms for mid-day: 53(54), 54(55), 90(91)]
Prayer for the Evening:
O Joyful Light of the holy glory of the Father Immortal, the heavenly, holy, 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. Therefore, the universe sings your glory.
[Psalms for the evening: 103(104), 140(141), 141(142), 129(130)]
If a psalm number is followed by one in parenthesis, the first is the numbering of the psalm as you would find in in a Byzantine prayer book. The second number (in parenthesis) is the numbering of the psalm as you find it in most modern translations of the bible. (Usually one number higher.) If there is not a second number in parenthesis, then both your Byzantine prayer book and your modern bible will have the same number for that psalm.
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