MORNING PRAYERS
Second Prayer of St. Macarius the Great
Orthodox Prayer Book
Having risen from sleep, I offer Thee, O Saviour, the midnight song, and I fall
down and cry unto Thee: grant me not to fall asleep in the death of sin, but have
compassion on me, O Thou Who wast voluntarily crucified, and hasten to raise me
who am prostrate in idleness, and save me in prayer and intercession, and after
the night's sleep, bless me with a sinless day O Christ, our God, and save me.