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What is Prayer?

Prayer is doxology, praise, thanksgiving, confession, supplication and intercession to God. "When I prayed I was new," wrote a great theologian of Christian antiquity, "but when I stopped praying I became old."

Prayer is the way to renewal and spiritual life. Prayer is aliveness to God. Prayer is strength, refreshment, and joy.

Through the grace of God and our disciplined efforts prayer lifts us up from our isolation to a conscious, loving communion with God in which everything is experienced in a new light.

Prayer becomes a personal dialogue with God, a spiritual breathing of the soul, a foretaste of the bliss of God's kingdom.

As we pray deeply within our hearts we grow in prayer.

By the grace of God we suddenly catch a glimpse of the miracle of the presence of the Holy Spirit working within us. At first it is only a spark but later it becomes a flame freeing and energizing our whole being.

To experience the fire of God's holy love, to give it space within us to do its cleansing and healing work as a breath of the Holy Spirit, and to use it as light and power for daily living -- such are the goals as well as the fruits of true prayer.

The Lord's Prayer

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.

Amen.

Orthros Prayer

In the morning are we filled with Your mercy, O Lord, and we rejoice and delight in all of our days.

Let us delight therefore even in the days that you make us lowly and for the years that we have seen evils.

And look upon Your servants and upon Your works and lead their sons aright.

And let the light of the Lord our God be upon us, and the works of our hands may You guide aright.

Yea, the works of our hands may You guide aright.

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

You are more holy than all the Powers of Heaven, More honored than all, you are our foundation, O Theotokos, Mistress of the World.

Entreat the Savior to save us from the multitude of stumbling blocks and rescue from danger those who pray to you, as you are the good one.

It is good to give praise to the Lord and to chant Your name O Exulted One.

To proclaim Your mercy in the morning and Your truth in the night!

A Prayer For All Times

O Master and God, Father almighty, Lord, and only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit, one divinity and power, have mercy on me a sinner, and save me, your unworthy servant, in any way you know; for you are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.

By St. Mardarios

LORD, I Have Cried To You

LORD, I Have Cried Out Unto You: hear me! Hear me, O Lord!

Lord, I Have Cried Out Unto You: hear me! Receive the voice of my prayer!

When I call upon You, hear me, O Lord!

Let my prayer arise in Your sight as incense, And let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

Hear me, O Lord!