THE SERVICE OF PRAYER UPON RISING FROM SLEEP

                                              

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God have mercy on us and save us.  Amen.

Glory to You, O God, glory to You.

Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of truth, present everywhere and filling all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: come and dwell in us, cleanse us of every impurity; and save our souls, O good One.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us.  Lord, cleanse us of our sins.  Master, pardon our iniquities.  Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Your name's sake.

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

Our Father, Who art in the heavens, 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 the evil one.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God have mercy on us and save us.  Amen.

Then the following Trinitarian Hymns:

Having risen from sleep we fall before You, good One, and sing the angelic hymn to You, O powerful One: Holy, holy, holy are You, O God; through the Theotokos have mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Having aroused me from bed and sleep, Lord, enlighten my mind, and open my heart and my lips, that I may sing to You, O Holy Trinity: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O God; through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

Suddenly the Judge will come, and the deeds of each will be exposed; but with fear we cry out in the middle of the night: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O God; through the Theotokos, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy.  (12)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Rising from sleep, I thank You, O Holy Trinity, for in the multitude of Your goodness and compassion, You were not angry with me the idler and sinner, nor have You destroyed me in my transgressions, but You maintained Your usual love for mankind; and when I was prostrate in despair, You raised me to offer morning prayer and to glorify Your power.  And now, enlighten the eye of my mind, open my mouth, to contemplate Your words, and to understand Your commandments, and to do Your will, and to sing to You in heartfelt confession, and to praise Your all-holy name: of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages.  Amen.

Another Prayer

Glory to You, King, God almighty, for through Your divine and loving providence You have made me, the sinner and unworthy one, to rise from sleep and obtain entrance into Your holy house.  Accept, Lord, also the voice of my prayer as You accept those of Your holy and noetic powers; and graciously receive praise, not from my defiled lips, but from a pure heart and humble spirit; that, with the bright lamp of my soul, I may be found in the company of the wise virgins, and glorify You, God the Word, Who are glorified in the Father and the Spirit.  Amen.

This morning prayer should be read upon rising from sleep before leaving our house.

 

 

 

 

 

Translated by His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver used with permission