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Prayers during the Day


At the Commencement of Any Work.

Bless, O Lord. or:

O Lord Jesus Christ, Only-begotten Son of Thy Eternal Father, Thou hast said with Thy most holy lips: “Without Me, you can do nothing.” My Lord and my God, in faith I embrace Thy words with my heart and soul, and bow before Thy goodness; help me, a sinner, to do in union with Thee this work which I am about to begin, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

After the Completion of Any Work.

Glory to Thee, O Lord.or:

Thou, O my Christ, art the sum and fullness of all that is good; fill my soul with joy and gladness, and save me, for Thou alone art all-merciful. Amen.

Before Lessons.

Most gracious Lord! Send down upon us the grace of Thy Holy Spirit to grant us intelligence and strengthen the powers of our soul, that we may attend to the instruction given us, and grow up to glorify Thee, our Creator, to gladden our parents, and to serve the Church and our people.

After Lessons.

We thank Thee, our Creator, that Thou hast granted us Thy grace to attend to this instruction. Bless our parents and teachers who are leading us to knowledge of good, and grant us energy and strength to persevere in our studies.

Before Breakfast.

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, wash away our sins. O Master, pardon our transgressions. O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for Thy Names sake.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)

Christ God, bless the food and drink of Thy servants, for Thou art holy, always, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

After Breakfast

It is meet and right to bless thee, the ever-blessed and all-pure Virgin and Mother of our God. More honourable than the Cherubim, and incomparably more glorious than the Seraphim, thou who in virginity didst bear God the Word, thee, true Mother of God, we magnify.

Before the Noon Meal. Our Father . . .

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)

Christ God . . . (See Prayers before Breakfast)

After the Noon Meal.

We thank Thee, 0 Christ our God, that Thou hast satisfied us with Thy earthly gifts; deprive us not of Thy heavenly kingdom, but as Thou earnest among Thy disciples, O Saviour, and gavest them peace, come to us and save us.

Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)

Glory . . . now . . .

Before the Evening Meal.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied, and those who seek the Lord shall praise Him; their hearts shall live for ever.

Glory . . . now . . .
Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)
Christ God . . .

After the Evening Meal.

Glory . . . now . . .

Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)
God is with us by His grace and love for man, always, now and ever, and the ages of ages. Amen.

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