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  • Writer's picturePhilaret

Lord, give me strength

Lord, give me the strength to greet the coming day in peace.

Help me in all things to rely on your holy will.

Reveal your will to me every hour of the day.

Bless my dealings with all people.

Help me to treat all people who come to me throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will governs all.

In all my deeds and words guide my thoughts and feelings.

In unexpected events, let me not forget that all are sent by you.

Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others.

Give me the physical strength to bear the labours of this day.

Direct my will, teach me to pray. Amen.

~ Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow (1782-1867)


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