You brought me into life as if into an enchanted paradise. We have seen the sky like a chalice of deepest blue, and listened to the soothing murmur of the forest and melodious music of the streams. It is a pleasure to be your guest. Glory to You, O God, from age to age!
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Prayers and blessings to all.
Vindicate me, Lord my God, according to your righteousness; and let not my enemies rejoice over me. Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from the lions. Say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we place our hope in you. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise befits the upright.
Into your hand I commit my spirit. I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy, for you have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in adversities.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For His mercy endures forever.
O Good One, you know my poverty and foolishness, my blindness and uselessness, but my soul’s suffering is also before you. Heal me from every hidden wound. Keep me from every impulse unpleasing in your sight and hurtful to my neighbor.
Like the apple of your eye preserve me, O Lord God. Defend me and shelter me from temptations beneath the spread of your wings.
Safe and sound in soul and body, may we zealously persevere in ceaselessly glorifying your wondrous and blessed name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.