Morning Prayers

The Trisagion Prayers

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You!

O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who are everywhere present and fill all things; Treasurer of Blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell within us, and cleanse us from every blemish, and save our souls, O blessed One!

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us! [3]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. 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]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. 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: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. [12]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Come, let us worship God our King! Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, our King and our God! Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ Himself, our King and our God!

Hymns to the Trinity

Rising from sleep I worship You, O Good One, singing You the hymn the angels chant, O Mighty One: Holy, holy, holy are You, O God! Through the prayers of Your angels, have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit:

You have raised me from my bed and sleep. Lord, fill my mind and heart with Your light, and open my lips to sing to You, Most Holy Trinity: Holy, holy, holy are You, O God! Through the prayers of Your saints, have mercy on us. Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Without a warning the Judge will come, and what everyone has done will be revealed. In awe, then, I sing my morning hymn to You: Holy, holy, holy are You, O God! Through the prayers of the Birth-giver of God, have mercy on us.

Psalm 50 (51)

+HAVE MERCY ON ME, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the multitude of Your compassions blot out my transgression.

+Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

+Against You only have I sinned and done this evil before You, that You might be justified in Your words, and prevail when You are judged.

For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother bear me.

+For behold, You have loved truth; the hidden and secret things of Your wisdom You have made clear to me.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be made clean; You shall wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.

+You shall make me to hear joy and gladness; the bones which have been humbled shall rejoice.

Turn Your face away from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

+Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from Your presence, and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.

+Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and with Your governing Spirit establish me.

I shall teach transgressors Your ways and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

+Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, who are the God of my salvation; my tongue shall rejoice in Your righteousness.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth shall declare Your praise.

+For if You had desired sacrifice, I would have given it; with whole-burnt offerings You shall not be pleased.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; a heart that is broken and humbled God will not despise.

+Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Then shall You be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with oblation and whole-burnt offerings. Then shall they offer bullocks upon Your altar.

Requests to the Birthgiver of God*

O Birthgiver of God, my most holy Lady! Unworthy as I am, I beg you: by your holy and powerful prayers, empty my heart of all despair, of all laziness and slowness in understanding spiritual things, of all forgetfulness, of all sinful and crafty thoughts.

By the strength of your prayers, cleanse my clouded mind and bruised heart. Free me from the memories of sins long gone by. Rescue me from every inclination to do wrong. In your goodness help me, for I am poor and lost. For you are praised by all generations, and your glorious name is honored forever.

Rejoice, Mary, full of grace, O Virgin Birth-giver of God, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you have given birth to Christ, the Savior and deliverer of our souls.

Under your protection, we hasten, O Virgin Birth-giver of God. Do not turn away from us in our time of need, but pure and blessed Lady, save us!

Request for Prayer of Patron Saint*

Pray to God for me, O Saint (name), well-pleasing to God. I place myself in your care as my intercessor with the Lord.

A Prayer at the Beginning of the Day

O Lord, allow me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In every hour of the day, reveal Your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul, and with the firm conviction that Your will governs all. In what I do and say, guide my thoughts and feelings.

In unexpected events, do not let me forget that all things are sent by You. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without making others bitter or embarrassing them. Give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day and everything that it will bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray, pray Yourself in me. Amen.

*Note: Orthodox Christians do not technically pray to saints, at least not in the sense that many think of when using the word prayer. Rather, they ask saints for their prayers. Just as Christians naturally ask godly people on earth to pray for them, so Orthodox Christians ask glorified saints to pray for them. The saints are alive in Christ and make intercession before the throne of God. In addition, only God ultimately “saves” a person from sin, death, and destruction. However, God chooses to use human instruments in the ongoing process of salvation. See 1 Corinthians 9:22; 1 Timothy 4:16; Jude 23. When Orthodox Christians ask Mary, the Birthgiver of God, to “save” them, they are referring to Mary’s intercessions being a means which God uses in the ongoing process of salvation – similar to the human instrumentality mentioned in the texts listed above.