Morning Proclamation and Prayer

 

Morning Proclamation and Prayer

Let us all say together: Lord have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

For peace in the whole world and for the stability of the holy Church, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For all holy and orthodox bishops let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the life of our Patriarch, the Most Reverend Catholicos Karekin and for the salvation of his soul, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For vartabeds, priests, deacons, clerics and the whole league of the children of the Church, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For Christian kings and God-loving rulers, and for their armed forces, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For all travelers on land, at sea and in the air, that they may arrive in peace at the harbor of goodness, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the sick and for all that are afflicted and for their speedy recovery, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For seasonable weather, gentle rains and abundance of fruits, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For pilgrims, and for those that have made vows, and for those that bring fruits for the holy Church of God, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

And for those that have been delivered into the hands of the lawless for the sake of the name of Christ, let us beseech the Lord.

Free them, Lord and have mercy on them.

For the souls of them that are at rest and have fallen asleep in Christ in the true and right faith, let us beseech the Lord.

Remember them, Lord, and have mercy on them.

That the Lord God may deliver us from visible and invisible enemies, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord have mercy.

We have as intercessors Saint Mary the Mother of God, the glorified, blessed, ever-holy Virgin; St. John the Baptist, St. Stephen the First Martyr, the holy apostles and the prophets, the valiant and triumphant holy martyrs, and the great confessor of Christ, our patriarch, St. Gregory, the Enlightener of the land of Armenia.

Remember also all the saints, and together with them, let us beseech the Lord.

Remember them, Lord, and have mercy on them.

Let us ask the Lord to lead us through the coming day in peace and in faith.

Grant it, Lord.

For an angel of peace to guard our souls, let us ask the Lord.

Grant it, Lord.

The forgiveness and remission of our errors, let us ask the Lord.

Grant it, Lord.

The great and mighty power of the holy Cross to help us, let us ask the Lord.

Grant it, Lord.

Again, all together, for our true and holy faith, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the teachers, students and alumni of this Seminary, that they may stand firm in their calling, preaching the Gospel and doing the will of God, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord have mercy.

May the Lord inspire many young men and women to come forward to serve the holy church in gladness, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord have mercy.

Let us commit ourselves and one another to the Lord God almighty.

We commit ourselves to you, O Lord.

Have mercy on us, O Lord our God, according to your great mercy. Let us all say together:

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

We thank you, O Lord our God, who have gladdened all your creatures with your visible light, while with the rational light of your commandments you have enlightened all those that believe in you. Strengthen us also, O Lord, to keep your commandments during this day and at all times, so that with enlightened minds we may always do your pleasure and may attain the good things you have prepared for us, together with all your saints, through the grace and goodness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom is due glory, dominion and honor, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Peace unto all.

And with your spirit.

Let us bow down to God.

Before you, O Lord.

Our peace and our life, who were sent from the Father, only-begotten Son of God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Give us your peace, which you granted to your holy apostles by breathing into them your life-giving and all-powerful Holy Spirit; so that having found our peace from all worldly commotion, we too may become a temple and dwelling place for your divine grace, and may give you thanks and glorify you, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, O Christ our God, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.