A Prayer By Mor Philoxinus
O God, to You do I look for help, and with You do I take
refuge, You who did create the heavens by Your will, O You who are
Omnipotent; O You who do forgive, O You who are the end of all my hopes and
aspirations, the object of all my worship, the consolation in all my
loneliness. You are He to whom I ever turn in prayer.
I ask You to have mercy upon me. Make the beginning of
this my day godly, and its end crowned with success. Lower Your curtain
above me, and free my tongue in Your praise. Be good unto me, O Lord,
and grant me health. Will You not answer me, O Lord of Lords, You who
when called upon do ever respond? I lift up my prayer to You, O Lord; do
accept it and give out to me of Your goodness abundantly and grant me
Glory be to You, O Lord, Who knows all mysteries, and
Who showers His goodness upon the righteous and the evil alike. You
answer prayers, wipe off tears, shower blessings and satisfy our needs.
Glory be to You, He Whom the moon does praise with its light.
Glory be to You, He Whom even the darkness of night does sanctify.
Glory to Him Whose own creation magnifies Him. Glory be to Him Who
alone is exalted and Whose name alone is holy.
Glory be to Him who reserves all praise for Himself alone.
Glory be to Him Who erected heavens without pillars.
Glory be to Him who clothed Himself with majesty and splendid light.
Glory be to Him Who alone is One and has no partner; and thus there is
no God except Him.
Glory be to Him Who sits on the throne and no eye has seen Him.
Glory be to Him, Whom no tongue can describe His infinity.
Glory be to Him Who made Heaven a dwelling place for those who pleased
Glory be to Him Who made the fire to be the penalty of those who
Glory be to Him Who showed mercy on our father Jacob when he wept.
Glory be to Him who showed mercy on Joseph in his distress and consoled
Glory be to Him Who raised Elijah to a high place and made him a chosen
Glory be to Him Who spoke with Moses on the mountain top and honored
Glory be to Him who answered Jonah while in the whale's belly and caused
him to live.
Glory be to Him Who showed mercy on Isaac and redeemed him from the
Glory be to Him Who forgave David when he disobeyed Him.
Glory be to Him Who praised the patience of Job and relieved him of his
grief after all his afflictions.
Glory be to Him Whom the heavens praise.
Glory be to Him Whom the Angels praise in their ranks.
Glory be to Him Whom the sun praises with its light.
Glory be to Him Whom the stars glorify in their great number.
Glory be to Him Whom the winds praise whithersoever they blow.
Glory be to Him Whom the clouds adore in their courses.
Glory be to Him Whom the thunderbolts praise in their descent.
Glory be to Him Whom the thunders and lightening glorify.
Glory be to Him Whom the mountains praise with all that is on them.
Glory be to Him Whom the seas praise in their billows.
Glory be to Him Whom the birds praise in their nests.
Glory be to Him Whom the wild beasts magnify in their many kinds.
Glory be to Him Whom the trees and all plants praise in their flowers
Glory be to Him Whom flowers and roses adorn with their fragrance and
Glory be to Him Whom rivers and springs praise in their streams.
Glory be to Him Whom all creation magnify night and day.
Glory be to Him Whom both earth and heaven adore.
O God, You created me to worship You. You taught me Your
holy name and instructed me to call unto You. By Your mercy, compassion,
goodness, and infinite loving kindness, I ask You that You remove from
me every grief and distress, and remember not the sins of my youth.
To You, O God, is my desire; reject not my request and
disappoint me not. Rather, make all my days pleasing unto You, and in
Your obedience, O most merciful One.
You Who do receive the penitent, accept my repentance be
it prompt or slow. Help me and my parents to attain repentance after
which no wrath will come upon us ever. Have unlimited mercy upon them
and upon me. Have mercy likewise upon all martyrs and Saints.
Prayers Useful to Many faiths