Before communion
St Theophan The Recluse
St Theophan The Recluse- Unseen Warfare - p 332
'I am unworthy, O Lord, to receive Thee for many and many a time have I angered
Thee by my sins, and have not yet mourned all my wicked deeds. I am unworthy,
O Lord, to receive Thee, for I have not yet cleansed myself of the dispositions and
attachments to what is not pleasing to Thee. I am unworthy, O Lord, to receive
Thee, for I have not yet surrendered in all sincerity to Thy love, Thy will and
obedience to Thee. O my God, all-powerful and infinitely good! In Thy merciful
loving-kindness, do Thou Thyself make me worthy of receiving Thee, for I run to
Thee with faith.'
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