PREPARATORY PRAYERS FOR HOLY COMMUNION
Second Prayer of St. John Chrysostom
Orthodox Prayer Book

I am not worthy, O Lord and Master, that Thou shouldest enter under the roof of
my soul; but since Thou in Thy love for men dost will to dwell in me, I take
courage and approach. Thou commandest: I will open wide the doors which Thou
alone didst create, that Thou mayest enter with love as is Thy nature, enter and
enlighten my darkened thought. I believe that Thou wilt do this, for Thou didst
not banish the Harlot who approached Thee with tears, nor didst Thou reject the
Publican who repented, nor didst Thou drive away the Thief who acknowledged
Thy Kingdom, nor didst Thou leave the repentant persecutor (Paul) to himself;
but all who had been brought to Thee by repentance Thou didst set in the
company of Thy friends, O Thou Who alone art blessed always, now and to
endless ages. Amen.