PRAYERS BEFORE SLEEP
Prayer of St. Antioch
to our Lord Jesus Christ
Orthodox Prayer Book
O All-Ruler, Word of the Father, Jesus Christ, Thou Who art perfect, never in Thy
great mercy leave me, but ever abide in me, Thy servant. O Jesus, Good Shepherd
of Thy sheep, deliver me not to the revolt of the serpent and leave me not to the
will of satan, for the seed of corruption is in me. Lord, adorable God, Holy King,
Jesus Christ, guard me asleep by the unwaning light, Thy Holy Spirit, by Whom
Thou didst sanctify Thy disciples. O Lord, grant me, Thy unworthy servant, Thy
salvation on my bed. Enlighten my mind with the light of understanding of Thy
Holy Gospel. Enlighten my soul with the love of Thy Cross. Enlighten my heart with
the purity of Thy Word. Enlighten my body with Thy passionless Passion. Keep my
thoughts in Thy humility. And rouse me in good time to glorify Thee, for Thou art
supremely glorified, with Thy eternal Father, and Thy most Holy Spirit forever.
Amen.