Orthodox Washington
Washington Orthodox Clergy Association

Evening Prayers

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee!

O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth; who are everywhere and fillest all things; Treasury of blessings, and giver of life: come and abide in
us, and cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, O Good One.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!

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: pardon our transgressions.
O Holy one: visit and heal our infirmities, for thy name’s sake.

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.

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 by 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

For to thee is the kingdom and power and the glory of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now
and ever, and until ages of ages. Amen.

Lord Have Mercy (12 times)

O Come let us worship God our King.
O Come let us worship Christ our King and our God.
O Come let us worship Christ himself our King and our God.

O Gladsome Light

O Gladsome Light of the holy glory of the immortal Father, heavenly holy, blessed Jesus Christ, now that we have come to the setting of the sun and behold the Light of Evening, we praise God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For meet it is at all time to worship Thee with voices of praise O Son of God and Giver of Life. Therefore all the world doth glorify Thee.

A Prayer for Forgiveness

Lord our God, forgive all the sins I have committed this day in word, deed and thought, for Thou art good and lovest mankind. Grant me a peaceful sleep, free of restlessness. Send Thy Guardian Angel to protect and keep me from all harm. For Thou art the Guardian of our souls and bodies, and to Thee we ascribe glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

The Symbol of Faith

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light; true God of true God; begotten not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made;

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man.

And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of The Hours

Thou, who at every season and every hour, in heaven and on earth, art worshipped and glorified, O Christ our God, long-suffering, merciful, and compassionate; who lovest the just and showest mercy upon the sinner; who callest all men to salvation through the promise of blessings to come:

O Lord, in this hour receive our supplications and direct our lives according to Thy commandments.Sanctify our souls, hallow our bodies, correct our thoughts, cleanse our minds; deliver us from all tribulations, evil and distress. Surround us with Thy holy angels that guided and guarded by their host, we may attain to the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory, for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages.

Beneath your compassion

Beneath your compassion we take refuge, Virgin Theotokos. Despise not our prayers in our necessities, but deliver us from harm, O only
pure, only blessed One!

Then add your private devotions and intercessions, and

conclude with:

Closing prayer:

Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us. Amen.

Credits: Holy Resurrection Parish, Tacoma, WA, website, and Prayer Books (various)

Bedtime Prayers

Recite and meditate upon these prayers before retiring to bed - thanking God for all your blessings!

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