fr. demetrios serfes
o lord jesus christ,
son of god,
"the jesus prayer"
also known as
"the prayer of the heart"
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,
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!
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holy apostle bartholomew,
pray unto god for us!
thank you most kindly for your god-loving prayers!