UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

Archeparchy of Winnipeg

BYZANTINE CATHOLIC PRAYERS

BYZANTINE CATHOLIC PRAYERS

INTRODUCTORY PRAYERS

In the name of the Father + 
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
(Three times.)
-Glory be to You, our God; 
glory be to You!

O Heavenly King, Comforter, 
Spirit of Truth! You are 
everywhere present and 
fill all things. Treasury of 
Blessings and Giver of Life, 
come and dwell within us, 
cleanse us of all stain, 
and save our souls, O gracious 
Lord.

-Holy God, holy and mighty, 
holy and immortal, have 
mercy on us (Three times.)

-Glory be to the Father 
+and to the Son, and to the 
Holy Spirit, now and ever, 
and forever. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, 
have mercy on us; O Lord, 
cleanse us of our sins; 
O Master forgive our 
transgressions; O 
Holy One, come to us 
and heal our infirmities for your 
Names's sake.

-Lord, have mercy! (Three times.)

-Glory be to the Father + 
and to the Son, and to the 
Holy Spirit, now and ever, 
and forever. Amen.

GENERAL PRAYERS

OUR FATHER 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 yours is the kingdom 
and the power and the glory, 
Father + Son, and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit, 
now and ever, and forever. Amen. 
-Lord, have mercy! 
(Twelve times) 
-Glory be to the Father 
+and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit, 
now and ever, and forever. 
Amen. 
-Come, let us adore the King, 
our God. 
-Come, let us adore Christ, 
the King, our God. 
-Come, let us adore and bow down 
to the only Lord, Jesus Christ, 
the King and our God.

ANGELIC SALUTATION 
Hail, Mother of God, Virgin Mary, 
full of grace, the Lord is with you. 
Blessed are you among women, 
and blessed is the fruit of your womb; 
for you gave birth to Christ, 
the Savior and Redeemer of 
our souls.

HAIL MARY 
Hail Mary, full of grace. 
The Lord is with thee. 
Blessed art thou among women, 
and blessed is the 
fruit of thy womb Jesus. 
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray 
for us sinners now and at the 
hour of our death. Amen.

THE NICENE CREED 
I believe in one God, 
the Father Almighty, 
creator of heaven and earth, 
of all things visible and 
invisible. And in one 
Lord Jesus Christ, 
Son of God, the only-begotten, 
born of the Father 
before all ages. 
Light of light, 
true God of true God, 
begotten, not made, 
of one substance with the Father, 
through Whom all things were made. 
Who for us men, and for our 
salvation, came down from heaven, 
and was incarnate from 
the Holy Spirit and Mary the virgin, 
and became man. 
He was also crucified for us 
under Pontius Pilate, and suffered,
and was buried. And He rose again 
on the third day, 
according to the Scriptures. And He 
ascended into heaven, 
and sits at the right hand of the 
Father. 
And He will come again with glory, 
to judge the living and the dead, 
and of His kingdom there will be 
no end. And in the Holy Spirit, 
the Lord, and Giver of 
life, Who proceeds from the Father, 
Who together with 
the Father and the Son 
is worshipped and glorified, Who 
spoke through the prophets. 
In one holy catholic, and 
apostolic Church. 
I profess one Baptism for the 
remission of sins. 
I expect the resurrection of the 
dead; and the life of the world to come. 
Amen.

THE JESUS PRAYER 
O Lord Jesus Christ, 
Son of God, have 
mercy on me a sinner!+ (Bow)

PRAYER COMMENDING OURSELVES TO GOD 
O Lord, into your 
most merciful hands I commend my body 
and soul, thoughts and acts, 
desires and intentions. I commend 
the needs of my body and soul, 
future and past, my 
faith and hope, the end of my life, 
the day and hour of 
my death, the burial 
and resurrection of my body. 
O most merciful God, whose clemency 
the sins of the world 
can never transcend, 
take me, a sinner, under the wings 
of our protection and deliver 
me from every evil. 
cleanse my iniquities, 
grant me a reformation of my 
life, and protect me against 
future transgressions, 
that I may in no manner 
ever anger You. Shelter my 
weakness from passions 
and evil persons, guard me 
against my visible and 
invisible enemies, lead me on 
the road of salvation and to 
Yourself, the safe harbor 
and haven of my desires. 
Grant me a happy, peaceful, 
Christian death, and protect me 
from evil spirits. Be 
merciful to me, your servant, 
at the great judgment, 
and number me among the blessed 
flock who stand on your 
right, that, together with them, 
I may forever glorify 
You, my Creator. Amen.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT 
BY ST. ANTIOCHUS 
O Holy Spirit, most merciful Comforter: 
You proceed from the 
Father in a manner beyond 
our understanding. Come, I 
beseech You, and take up 
you abode in my heart. Purify 
and cleanse me from all sin, 
and sanctify my soul. 
Cleanse it from every impurity, 
water its dryness, melt 
its coldness, and save it from 
sinful ways. Make me 
truly humble and resigned, 
that I may be pleasing to 
You, and that You abide 
with me forever. Most blessed 
Light, most amiable Light, 
enlighten me. O rapturous 
Joy of Paradise, Fount of purest 
delight, my God, give 
yourself to me, and kindle 
in my innermost soul the 
fire of your love. My Lord, 
instruct, direct, and 
defend me in all things. 
Give me strength against all 
immoderate fears and against 
despondency. Bestow upon 
me a true faith, a firm hope, 
and a sincere and perfect 
love. Grant that I always do your 
most gracious will. 
Amen.

PRAYER BEFORE WORK 
O Lord Jesus Christ, Only-begotten 
Son of your eternal Father: 
You have said with your 
holy lips: "Without Me, 
you can do nothing." My Lord, I 
embrace your words with my 
heart and soul, and bow 
before your goodness and say: 
Help me, your unworthy 
servant, to complete this, 
my present undertaking, in 
the name of the Father 
+ and of the Son, and the Holy 
Spirit. Amen.

PRAYER AFTER WORK 
O Most sweet Jesus, 
You are the 
fulfillment of all blessings. 
Fill my soul with joy and 
gladness and save me. 
Grant that your Name be 
glorified: for not to us, 
but to your Name are forever 
due honor, glory, and adoration. 
Amen

PRAYER OF REPENTANCE 
Remit, pardon and forgive, O God, 
our sins committed voluntarily 
and involuntarily, by 
word and deed, knowingly 
and in ignorance, by thought 
and purpose, by day and night; 
forgive all these for 
You are gracious and love mankind.

PRAYER OF THE PUBLICAN 
God, have mercy on me, a 
sinner.+ (Bow) 
God, cleanse me of my sins and have 
mercy on me.+ (Bow) 
I have sinned without number, 
forgive me, O Lord.+ (Bow)

PRAYERS TO THE ANGELS AND SAINTS 
All you heavenly 
powers, holy Angels and Archangels, 
beseech God for us 
sinners. O, holy and glorious 
Apostles, Prophets, 
Martyrs and all Saints, 
beseech God for us sinners.

PRAYER TO ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA 
O Saint Nicholas, 
bountiful Father and special 
Patron of our Byzantine 
Catholic Church. 
You are a shepherd and teacher to all 
who invoke your protection, and who, 
by devout prayer, 
call upon you for aid. 
Hasten and save the flock of 
Christ from ravenous wolves; 
and by your holy prayers 
protect all Christians and 
save them from worldly 
disturbances, earthquakes, 
attacks from abroad, from 
internal strife, from famine, 
flood, fire, sword, and 
sudden death. 
As you had mercy on those 
three men in prison and 
saved them from the king's wrath, 
now also have mercy on me 
who by word, deed, and thought have 
sunk into the darkness of sin, 
Save me from the just 
anger of God, and from eternal 
punishment. Through your 
intercession and aid as well 
as through his own mercy 
and grace, may Christ our 
God allow me to lead a 
tranquil and sinless life, 
and save me from standing at 
"his left," but deem me 
worthy to stand at "his right" 
with all the saints. Amen.

PRAYER TO STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS 
O Holy Saints Cyril 
and Methodius: you led our 
forefathers, and us with 
them, from the darkness of 
pagan error to the light of 
the true Faith of Christ, 
and now you rejoice with 
Christ in Heaven. Sincerely, 
we rejoice in your glory, 
with which God has rewarded 
your untiring zeal, and we 
humbly thank Him for the 
great gift of Christianity 
which our heavenly Father 
has bestowed upon us through 
your efforts. Intercede with 
God for us who are 
unworthy descendants of Adam, 
that he may strengthen us 
in the True Faith, which 
you preached to our 
forefathers. Amen.

PRAYER TO THE GUARDIAN ANGEL 
BY ST. PETER THE STUDITE 
O Guardian Angel, protector of my soul 
and body, to your 
care I have been entrusted by Christ. 
Obtain for me the 
forgiveness of the sins 
I have committed today. Protect 
me from the snares of my enemy, 
that I may never again 
offend God by sin. Pray for me, 
your sinful and 
unworthy servant that, 
through your help, I may become 
worthy of the grace and mercy 
of the most Holy Trinity 
and of the immaculate Mother 
of our Lord God, Jesus 
Christ. Amen.

HYMN OF THE EVENING 
O joyful Light! Light and Holy 
Glory of the Father immortal, 
the heavenly, holy, the 
Blessed One; O Jesus Christ. 
Now that we have reached 
the setting of the sun, 
and see the evening light, we 
sing to God, Father + Son, 
and Holy Spirit. It is 
fitting at all times to raise 
a song of praise in 
measured melody to You, 
O Son of God, the giver of 
life. Behold the universe 
sings your glory.

PRAYER BEFORE MEALS 
O Christ God, bless + the food and 
drink of Your servants for 
You are holy always, now and 
ever, and forever. Amen.

PRAYER AFTER MEALS 
We thank You, Christ our God, 
for You have satisfied us 
with the good things of Your 
earth. Do not deprive us of 
Your heavenly kingdom but 
as You appeared to Your 
disciples, O Saviour, granting 
them peace-come also to us 
and save us. Lord have mercy 
(Three times) Give the blessing. 
Blessed is our God 
who, through His grace and 
loving kindness, is merciful 
to us and nourishes us from 
the abundance of His gifts, 
always, now and ever, and 
forever. Amen. 
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