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father demetrios serfes
fr. demetrios serfes

o lord jesus christ,
son of god,
have mercy,
upon me,
a sinner!

"the jesus prayer"
also known as
"the prayer of the heart"


seal of the ecumenical patriarchate of constantinople

humble prayer request for the protection of his all-holiness patriarch bartholomew i,

the sacred synod of bishops and all those who

labor in the vineyard at the

patriarchate in constantinople,

submitted by reverend father demetrios serfes,

boise, idaho u.s.a.

6 december 1997

feast of st. nicholas archbishop of myra


in the name of the father,

the son,

and the holy spirit:

let us pray, unto the lord!

look down from heaven o lord my god, and be ever merciful until us all, thy people, and thy servants, to bless us with thy right hand. we call upon thy name to be with our venerable holiness patriarch bartholomew, and the sacred synod of bishops, who are wise in guarding and guiding thy church the holy orthodox faith we all love. help us o lord from the misery we feel because of the unjust acts of our sins; do not punish us by hiding from us the sight of thy face, nor chastise us; but o lord our true god, look upon us all we thy faithful, and our loving venerable patriarch, and his sacred holy synod of bishops. watch over us during the day and in the middle of the night with thy powerful protection, punish no one, but help us to pursue "peace, love, and good will among all me." amen.

through the prayers of our holy master,

o lord jesus christ, son of god,

have mercy upon us and save us!

amen!"

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holy apostle bartholomew,

pray unto god for us!

thank you most kindly for your god-loving prayers!

father@serfes.org

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