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Two Prayers

Lord Jesus Christ! In this evening hour, in this city Where your blessing rests, amidst all sufferings and sins and troubles You, who suffered and assumed all the ills of mankind because you loved us, You, who have come here, remain with us.

Lord,you bore the Cross. Teach us to carry our sufferings and burdens for the sake of our loved ones.

Lord Jesus Christ, you see our wounds and our weaknesses Pour strength unto us, makes us firm,virile, worthy witnesses of your Divine Gospel.

Lord Jesus Christ Grant us in those days which you assign us, to carry your Cross as a banner. Lord Jesus Christ ,help us.

We thank you for everything miraculous, which you give us in nature, in the temple, in the Sacrament, in your Sacred Scripture in the writings of people inspired by you, in our close ones, in our beloved ones, in everything which occupies us, concerns us,fascinates us.

Dor everything we thank you, Lord Grant us to be truthful bearers of Your Name. Amen.

Prayer of Christ’s Disciples

by Father Alexander Men


Jesus Christ, Son of God Who has revealed to us the heavenly Father, make of us your disciples. You promised to bestow peace upon our souls, but do not desire careless servants. Give us strength to stand on guard and to be alert, so that we may be faithful to you and to you alone. Teach us to do all things in your sight. Make us your children. Give us the strength to do your will and to keep your commandments. Teach us to do good. Guard us against the leaven of the Pharisees. Teach us to perceive that which is most important in life, the one thing needful. Help us to be delivered from sin, from slothfulness, from feebleness of spirit. May everything good and beautiful in the world remind us of you. May the evil of this world be a warning to us. May we see in sinners the reflection of our own sins. Teach us to look on those who think differently from us, who have different religious beliefs or no belief at all, as brothers. Let us remember how short life is, so that the thought of death may become for us an inspiration to industry and service. Grant us the ability to forgive, to love and to give. Teach us to live in prayer. Grant us even now to be communicants of your Kingdom. Teach us to hate sin, but not the sinner. Give us the strength to be your witnesses. Do not allow us to become vain, petty and barren. Be for us the Alpha and Omega in this life and in eternity. May we be your disciples. Amen.