Saint Nicholas
Orthodox Church in America
1000 Barber Ln. Joliet, IL 60435
Morning Prayers

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

Glory to you, O Lord, glory to You.

O Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who art everywhere and fillest all things, Treasury of Blessings, and Giver of life: Come and abide in us, cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, O Good One.

(+) Holy God! Holy Mighty! Holy Immortal! Have mercy on us. (3x)

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

O·Most Holy Trinity: have mercy on us.
O Lord: cleanse us from our sins.
O Master: pardon our transgressions.
O Holy One: visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name’s sake.

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

Lord, have mercy. (3x)

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.

Troparia

Having risen from sleep, we fall down before Thee, O Good One, and we cry aloud to Thee the angelic hymn, O Mighty One: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God; through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: From bed and sleep hast Thou raised me up, O Lord; enlighten my mind and heart, and open my lips that I may hymn Thee, O Holy Trinity: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God; through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. Suddenly the Judge shall come, and the deeds of each shall be laid bare; but with fear do we cry at midnight: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God; through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy. (12x)

The Creed

(+)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.

Daily Readings
· Sunday and Saturday· Psalm 5 Prayer for Guidance
· Monday·············· Psalm 90 The Eternity of God and Man’s Frailty
· Tuesday············· Psalm 101 Promised Faithfulness to the LORD
· Wednesday··········· Psalm 3·· The LORD Helps His Troubled People
· Thursday············ Psalm 63 Joy in the Fellowship of God
· Friday·············· Psalm 103 Praise for the LORD’s Mercies

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Remember, O Lord Jesus Christ, our God, Your mercies and loving-kindnesses, which have been from everlasting, and for the sake of which You did become man and deign to endure crucifixion and death for the salvation of all who rightly believe in You.· You rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, and sit at the right hand of God the Father, and regard the humble prayers of all who call upon You with their whole heart. Incline Your ear and hear the humble entreaty of me, Your unprofitable servant, who offers it for an odor of spiritual fragrance for all Your people. And first of all remember Your Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church which You have purchased with Your precious blood.

Confirm and strengthen it, enlarge and multiply it, keep it in peace, and preserve it unconquerable by the gates of hell forever. Heal the schisms of the churches, quench the ragings of the heathen, speedily undo and root out the growth of heresies, and bring them to naught by the power of Your Holy Spirit.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon all world rulers, on our President, and on all our civil authorities and armed forces. Speak peace and blessing in their hearts for Your holy Church and for all Your peoples, in order that we may live a calm and peaceful life, in all godliness and dignity.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon patriarchs; on our primate, the Most Blessed Herman; metropolitans; bishops; on our archbishop, his Eminence Job;·priests; ministers; and deacons; and the whole clergy of Your Church;· which You have established to feed the flock of Your word, and by their prayers have mercy upon me, and save me, a sinner.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon my spiritual father (name) and by his holy prayers forgive me my transgressions.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon my parents (names), my spouse (name), my brothers and sisters (names), my children (names), all my relatives and my friends, and grant them Your blessings both here and hereafter.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon the old, the young, the needy, the orphans and the widows, and on all that are in sickness and sorrow, in distress and affliction, in oppression and captivity, in prison and confinement. More especially have mercy on Your servants who are under persecution for Your sake and for the sake of the Christian faith at the hands of heathen nations, of apostates, and of heretics: remember them, visit, strengthen, keep and comfort them, and make haste to grant them, by Your power, relief, freedom and deliverance.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon all who are sent on Your duty, all who travel, our fathers, brothers and sisters, and on all true Christians.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon those whom I have caused to stumble, turning them away from the path of salvation and leading them to evil and unseemly deeds. Return them to the path of salvation by Your Divine Providence.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon those who envy and affront me, and do me mischief, and do not let them perish through me, a sinner.

Those who depart from the Orthodox faith, dazzled by destroying heresies, do enlighten by the light of Your holy wisdom, and unite them to Your Holy, Apostolic, Catholic church.

Remember, O Lord, all who have departed before us in faith (especially) and in the hope of the Resurrection, grant them remission of their sins and make their memory eternal.

Personal Intercessions may be added here!

First Prayer, by St. Macarius the Great

O God, cleanse me a sinner, for I have done nothing good in your sight. Deliver me from the evil one, and may Your will be within me so that I may open my unworthy lips without condemnation and praise Your holy name of the (+) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Amen.

Seventh Prayer, by St. Basil the Great

We bless You, most high God and Lord of mercies, who ever does great and unfathomable things for us; glorious, wonderful and numberless. You have given us sleep as rest for our infirmities. We thank You for not destroying us in our lawlessness. Instead, you have shown Your usual love for mankind, and raised us as we lay in despair, to glorify Your Kingdom. Therefore we implore Your boundless goodness: enlighten our thoughts and eyes, and awaken our minds from the heavy sleep of laziness. Open our lips and fill them with Your praise, that we may unwaveringly hymn and confess You, the God glorified in all and by all, (+) Father without beginning, and Your only-begotten Son, and Your all-holy and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

O saint of God, (Name), pray to God for me, for my home and my family. Amen.

Pray to God for me, O saint (Name), well-pleasing to God, for I readily recommend myself to you, who are the speedy helper and intercessor for my soul. Amen.··

Lord, have mercy. (3x)

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

Hymn to the Theotokos

It is truly right to bless you O Theotokos, ever blessed and most pure and the mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and more glorious without compare than the Seraphim, without defilement you gave birth to God the Word, true Theotokos, we magnify you.·

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

Lord, have mercy (3x)

Through the prayers of your most pure mother and our holy Fathers,

(+) O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
1000 Barber Ln.
Joliet, IL.  60435
Rectory    (815) 725-4742

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