|Short Prayers by St. John Chrysostom
PRAYER 4, OF THE SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
0 Lord, of Thy heavenly bounties deprive me not. 0 Lord, deliver me from the
eternal torments. 0 Lord, forgive me if I have sinned in my mind or my thought,
whether in word or in deed. 0 Lord, free me from all ignorance and forgetfulness,
from despondency and stony insensibility. 0 Lord; deliver me from every
temptation. 0 Lord, enlighten my heart which evil desires have darkened. 0 Lord,
as a man have I sinned, have Thou mercy on me, as the God full of compassion,
seeing the feebleness of my soul. 0 Lord, send down Thy grace to help me, that.
I may glorify Thy name. 0 Lord Jesus Christ, write me down in the book of life and
grant unto me a good end. 0 Lord my God, even if I had not done anything good
before Thee, do Thou help me, in Thy grace, to make a good beginning. 0 Lord,
sprinkle into my heart the dew of Thy grace. 0 Lord of heaven and earth,
remember me, Thy sinful servant, full of shame and impurity, in Thy kingdom.
O Lord, receive me in my penitence. O Lord, forsake me not. O Lord, lead me not
into misfortune. O Lord, quicken in me a good thought. 0 Lord, give me tears and
remembrance of death, and contrition. 0 Lord, make me solicitous of confessing
my sins. 0 Lord, give me humility, chastity and obedience. 0 Lord, give me
patience, magnanimity and meekness' 0 Lord, implant in me the root of all good
-- Thy fear in my heart. 0 Lord, vouchsafe that I may love thee from all my soul
and mind and in everything do thy will. 0 Lord, shelter me from certain men, from
demons and passions, and from any other unbecoming thing. 0 Lord, Thou
knowest that Thou dost as Thou willest, let then Thy will be done in me, sinner,
for blessed art T h o u unto the ages. Amen.