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Home prayer for the laity

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Home prayer for the laity

At present, it is customary in the Russian Orthodox Church to use for home prayer rule the laity of the prayer that came from the monastery services. They are specifically monastic, therefore they are not always readily read by non-monks.

Is an alternative possible for the few laity who want to read prayers that are not focused on a purely monastic vision of the world? Undoubtedly.

After all, what is home prayer? This is a family worship. Therefore, it should include the same basic elements as the general prayer in the temple: the beginning, the end, psalms, prayers, petitions, and even reading the scriptures. I must remind you of the most important thing – the commandments of God.

Prayer Structure:

Start
Tropari
Psalm
Commandments of the Old and New Testaments
The scripture
Hymn to the Virgin
Prayer and petitions
Let go

According to this principle, Abbot Siluan (Mists) offers a prayer rule for the laity.

MORNING PRAYERS for the laity

Start:

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

Glory to you, our God, glory to you.

King of Heaven, Comforter, Spirit of truth, dwelling everywhere and filling Himself with everything, Source of blessings and life Giver, come and dwell in us and cleanse us from all filth and save, Good, our souls.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and forever and ever. Amen.

Our Heavenly Father!

Hallowed be Thy Name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us our daily bread today;

and forgive us our debts, just as we forgive our debtors;

and don't let us fall into temptation

but deliver us from the evil one.

At the request of the troparia and prayer to the Holy Trinity:

Having risen from sleep, I worship you with prayer and I sing the angelic song, O Almighty: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord our God! By the prayers of the Virgin have mercy on us! ”

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. From bed and from sleep You raised me, Lord, enlighten my mind and heart, and open my mouth to sing to You: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord our God! By the prayers of the Virgin have mercy on us! ”

And now and ever and forever and ever. Amen. Suddenly, the Judge will come and expose the affairs of everyone before everyone. And with trepidation I cry this morning: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord our God! By the prayers of the Virgin have mercy on us! ”

Having risen from sleep, I thank you, the Holy Trinity, for for the sake of your great love and patience I was not angry with me, lazy and sinful, and did not destroy me with my evil deeds; but he showed me your usual philanthropy, and without the hope of lying in the morning he lifted me up for prayer, so that I could sing your love and mercy. And now enlighten my thoughts, raise my mind to learn all your words, comprehend your commandments, and do your will, and sing from the heart your all-holy name, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 90:

He who lives with the help of the Most High under the shelter of the God of heaven finds peace.
He will say to the Lord: “You are my protector, my refuge, my God! I trust in you! ”For He will save you from the network of fishers, from evil words and illness, bringing death. She will cover you with her wings, under them you will be safe, loyalty to Him will be your shield and weapon. You will not be afraid of the fear of the night, the arrow flying during the day, the misfortune that comes in the darkness, the ailment and demon of the afternoon. A thousand will fall near you, and thousands around you will not be touched. You look at it with your own eyes and you will see the wicked retribution. You said: “The Lord is my hope,” you chose the Most High to be your defender, because trouble will not happen to you, and the disease will not come close to your house, therefore it will order the angels to save you in all your ways. They will carry you in their arms, so that your foot will not stumble on a stone. You step on a cobra and a scorpion, and you defeat a lion and a snake. (God will say 🙂 “He loved Me, and I will help him! I will strengthen him, for he knew My name. He will call to me, and I will answer him, with him I will grieve, I will save and glorify him. I will give him longevity and let him see my salvation. ”

Commandments of the Decalogue

Listen, Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And let these words be in your heart, and in your soul; and inspire them with your children and speak of them, sitting in your house and walking the road, and lying down and rising:

I am the Lord your God, may you have no other gods.

Do not make idols for yourself. Do not worship them and do not serve them.

Do not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Honor your father and mother.

Dont kill.

Do not commit adultery.

Do not steal.

Do not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Do not wish to own your neighbor’s house and anything that he has.

THE COMMANDMENTS OF BLESSION

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for truth, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will have mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.

Blessed are those who are banished for truth, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they reproach you and persecute you and in every possible way unrighteously slander for Me. Rejoice and have fun, for your reward is great in heaven: so did they also persecute the prophets who were before you.

READ SCRIPTURE

Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Hail Mary, rejoice; blessed Mary, the Lord be with you! Blessed are you among the wives, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, for she has given birth to the Savior of our souls.

The prayer invocation of the saint whose name you bear

Pray for God for me, the holy saint of God (or: the holy saint of God) (name), for I am zealously resorting to you, ambulance and prayer book (or: ambulance and prayer book) about my soul.

Prayer for the Living

God save and have mercy on my spiritual father (name), my parents (names), relatives (names), superiors, mentors, teachers, benefactors, helpers, enemies and friends (their names) and all Orthodox Christians.

About the departed

God bless the souls of your dead servants: (my parents (names), relatives, benefactors (their names), and all Orthodox Christians, and forgive them all sins, free and involuntary, and grant them the Kingdom of Heaven.

MORNING PRAYER OF THE OPTINIAN OLDERS

Lord, let me meet with peace of mind everything that will bring me the coming day. Let me completely surrender to the will of Your saint. For every hour of this day, edify and support me in everything. Whatever news I receive during the day, teach me to accept them with a calm soul and a firm conviction that all your holy will. In all my words and deeds, guide my thoughts and feelings. In all unforeseen cases, do not let me forget that everything has been sent by Thee. Teach me to directly and reasonably act with every member of my family, not embarrassing or upsetting anyone. Lord, give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day and all the events throughout the day. Guide my will and teach me how to pray, believe, hope, endure, forgive and love. Amen.

Requests for daily life in your own words

Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary

It is worthy to sing Thee and truly glorify, the Mother of God, the Eternal blessed and the Immaculate, and the Mother of our God. By the honor of the highest cherubim and the glory of more without comparing the seraphim, the immaculate God-Word who gave birth, the true Virgin Mary you are magnified.

Closing Prayer (Hollow)

Glory to you, Christ God, our hope, glory to you.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and forever and ever. Amen. Lord, have mercy (thrice). Bless me

Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, through the prayers of Your Most Holy Mother, reverend and God-bearing, our father and all saints, save me, a sinner.

Amen.

EVENING PRAYERS for the laity

Start:

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

Glory to you, our God, glory to you.

King of Heaven, Comforter, Spirit of truth, dwelling everywhere and filling Himself with everything, Source of blessings and life Giver, come and dwell in us and cleanse us from all filth and save, Good, our souls.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and forever and ever. Amen.

Our Heavenly Father!

Hallowed be Thy Name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us our daily bread today;

and forgive us our debts, just as we forgive our debtors;

and don't let us fall into temptation

but deliver us from the evil one.

Troparia the Penitent

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us! Any answer unworthy, prayer, sinners, We bring to you, our Lord: "Have mercy on us!"

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Lord, have mercy on us: we trust in You, do not be angry with us at all, and do not remember our iniquities, but do not leave us with Your mercy and deliver us from our enemies. For you are our God, and we are your people; we all are the creation of Your hands, and we call on your name.
And now, and ever and forever and ever. Amen. Open the doors of mercy to us, blessed Mother of God, yes, hoping for you, we will not perish, but with your prayers we will get rid of troubles, for you are the salvation of the Christian race.

Psalm 50

Have mercy on me, God, by Your great mercy, and by the multitude of Your bounties, cleanse my iniquity. Wash me completely from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin; for I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me. He sinned before you alone and did evil before you; You are righteous in Your judgment, and Your judgment is just. For I conceived a sinner, and my mother gave birth to a sinner. You have loved the truth in my heart, you have revealed to me the treasures and secrets of Your wisdom. Sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; wash me, and become whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and fun; humble bones will rejoice. Turn Thy face away from my sins, and cleanse all my iniquities. Build a pure heart in me, God, and renew the right spirit in me. Thou shalt not reject me from Thy face, and Thy Holy Spirit not be taken from me. Give me back the joy of Your salvation, and strengthen me with the Master Spirit. I will teach the lawless ways of Yours, and the wicked will turn to You. Deliver me from the bloodshed, God, the God of my salvation, will sing my language to Your justice. Lord, open my mouth, and my mouth will declare thy praise. If you want sacrifices, I will bring it, but you do not need a burnt offering. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken heart and a humble God does not reject. Grant, O Lord, by Your good will Zion, and may the walls of Jerusalem be erected again; then you will accept the sacrifice of truth: offerings and burnt offerings, then they will lay the calves on Your altar.

Commandments of the Decalogue

Listen, Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And let these words be in your heart, and in your soul; and inspire them with your children and speak of them, sitting in your house and walking the road, and lying down and rising:

I am the Lord your God, may you have no other gods.

Do not make idols for yourself. Do not worship them and do not serve them.

Do not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Honor your father and mother.

Dont kill.

Do not commit adultery.

Do not steal.

Do not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Do not wish to own your neighbor’s house and anything that he has.

READ SCRIPTURE

Prayer of St. Macarius the Great

Eternal God and the King of everything created,

who made me reach the evening hour.

Forgive me the sins I committed today

deed, word and all my thoughts,

and cleanse, Lord, my humble soul

from all filthiness of flesh and spirit.

And give me, Lord, a peaceful dream tonight

yes, rising from my bed

I will glorify your Most Holy Name through my deeds,

acting according to your will

all the days of my life

enemies of the fleshless and ethereal, attacking me, defeating me.

Deliver me, Lord, from the thoughts of the vain,

defiling me, and wishes of perverse.

For (the whole world) – Your kingdom,

(in it) Your strength and glory:

The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

now and forever and ever. Amen.

Requests for daily life in your own words

Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary

My soul magnifies the Lord; and my spirit rejoiced over God my Savior, for he looked upon the humility of his servants: henceforth, all generations will call me blessed; for He created to me the great Strong; and His name is holy; and His mercy from generation to generation to those who fear Him. He showed the power of his hand; scattered the arrogant in the thoughts of their hearts; He deposed the mighty from the thrones, and exalted the minor; He filled the hungry for goods, and sent the rich away with nothing. He took Israel, his youth, remembering his mercy, as promised to our fathers, Abraham and his posterity forever.

It is worthy to sing Thee and truly glorify, the Mother of God, the Eternal blessed and the Immaculate, and the Mother of our God.

By the honor of the highest cherubim and the glory of more without comparing the seraphim, the immaculate God-Word who gave birth, the true Virgin Mary you are magnified.

Protect me, Lord, with the power of the venerable and Life of the One who submits Your Cross, and save me from all evil.

Prayer of St. John

My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my cover is the Holy Spirit: Holy Trinity, glory to Thee!

Closing Prayer (Hollow)

Glory to you, Christ God, our hope, glory to you.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and forever and ever. Amen. Lord have mercy (Thrice). Bless me

Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, through the prayers of Your Most Holy Mother, reverend and God-bearing, our father and all saints, save me, a sinner.

Amen.

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