The Stichera of the Resurrection

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Your cross, O Lord, is life and resurrection to Your people,
And we place our hope in it.
Therefore, we sing to You:
O, our risen God, have mercy on us!

Your burial, O Master, opened paradise to the human race.
Delivered from death,
We now sing to You:
O, our risen God, have mercy on us!

With the Father and the Spirit,
Let us glorify Christ, risen from the dead.
Let us cry out to Him with a full voice:
You are our life and resurrection:
have mercy on us!

You arose from the tomb on the third day,
as it was written, O Christ,
And raised our ancestors with You.
Therefore, the human race glorifies You
And praises Your holy resurrection. 

Hymn to the Resurrection…

Pascha

 

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ,
let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only Sinless One.
We worship Thy Cross, O Christ,
and thy holy Resurrection we hymn and glorify;
for Thou art our God,
and we know none other beside Thee,
We call upon Thy name.
O come, all you faithful,
let us worship Christ’s holy Resurrection,
for behold, through the Cross
joy hath come to all the world.
Ever blessing the Lord,
we hymn His Resurrection;
for having endured crucifixion,
He hath destroyed death by death.  

 

Prayer for Forgiveness

(To be said at the close of the day)

O Lord our God, 
if during this day I have sinned,
whether in word or deed or thought,
forgive me all,
for You are good and love mankind.
Grant me peaceful and undisturbed sleep,
and deliver me from all influence
and temptation of the evil one.
Raise me up again in proper time
that I may glorify You;
for You are blessed 
with Your only-begotten Son
and Your all-holy Spirit,
now and ever, and forever,
Amen 

(alternatively, one can end:  “…..now and ever, and unto the ages of ages, amen.”)

O God, Save Me By Your Name…

(Psalm 53, as typically prayed during the sixth (noon) hour of the Office of Daily Prayer)

O God, save me by Your name;
by Your power uphold my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
listen to the words of my mouth.

For the proud have risen against me,
ruthless foes seek my life.
They have no regard for God.

But I have God for my help.
The Lord upholds my life.
Let the evil recoil upon my foes;
You who are faithful, destroy them.

I will sacrifice to You with willing heart
and praise Your name for it is good;
for You have rescued me from all distress
and my eyes have seen the downfall of my foes. 

An Evening Prayer to the Guardian Angel

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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.
Protect me from the snares of my enemy
that I may never more offend God by my sin.
Pray for me, your sinful and unworthy servant,
that through your help I may become worthy
of the grace and mercy of the most Holy Trinity,
and of the Mother of our Lord God, Jesus Christ,
and of all the saints. 
Amen.