Prayer At Meals

Simple: The Lord's Prayer, followed by Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Lord have mercy three times, then - Christ our true God, bless the food and drink of your servants, for you are holy now and ever and forever. Amen.

If you are interested in the long form for meal prayers, go to this page.

Rejoice O Virgin

Rejoice O Virgin Theotokos, Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among woman, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, for thou hast born the Saviour of our souls.

For the Deceased

God of the spirits and of all flesh, who have trampled death and annihilated the devil and given life to your world, may you yourself, O Lord, grant to the soul of your deceased servant N. rest in a place of light, a verdant place, a place of freshness, from where suffering, pain and cries are far removed.

Do You, O good and compassionate God forgive every fault committed by him in word, work or thought because there is no man who lives and does not sin.

You alone are without sin and your justice is justice throughout the ages and your word is truth. Since you, O Christ our God, are the resurrection, the life and the repose of your deceased servant N., we give you glory together with your un-begotten Father and your most holy, good and life-creating Spirit, now and always and forever and ever.

St Michael Prayer

Archangel Michael, prince of all angels. Leader, defender of the heavenly hosts. You are renowned for your mighty power, Ever swift to obey the Lord’s commands.

You cast out satan with his evil spirits, Be our protector against his wicked ways. Archangel Michael, glorious leader, Guide us to serve the will of the Lord.

St Seraphim’s Simple Rule of Prayer

Many of the simple people told St. Seraphim that on account of their illiteracy or lack of time, they could not read or keep the appointed (long) rules of prayer. To such people the Saint gave a simplified Rule of Prayer. That it might help you to keep a good Rule of Prayer in our overly busy times; we post it here.