THANKSGIVING AFTER HOLY COMMUNION
Prayer of St. Basil the Great
Orthodox Prayer Book
Lord Christ our God, King of the ages and Creator of all, I thank Thee for all the
blessings Thou hast granted me and for the communion of Thy pure and life-giving
Mysteries. I pray Thee, therefore, good Lord and Lover of men, guard me under
Thy protection and within the shadow of Thy wings; and grant me with a clear
conscience till my last breath worthily to partake of Thy holy Things for
forgiveness of sins and for life eternal. For Thou art the Bread of Life, the Source
of Holiness, the Giver of all that is good, and to Thee we send up the glory, with
the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.