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

I believe, O Lord, and I confess that Thou art truly the Christ, the Son of the
Living God, Who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief. And
I believe that this is Thy pure Body and Thy own precious Blood. Therefore, I pray
Thee, have mercy on me and forgive my transgressions, voluntary and involuntary,
in word and deed, known and unknown. And grant that I may partake of Thy Holy
Mysteries without condemnation, for the remission of sins and for life eternal.
Amen.