Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our Order of Worship
Today we are posting the prayers from an Orthodox website. We think you will find these prayers quite meaningful.
A Morning Prayer link
O Lord, grant that we may meet the coming day in peace.
Help us in all things to rely upon Your holy will.
In each hour of the day, reveal Your will to us.
Bless our dealings with all who surround us.
Teach us to treat all that shall come to us throughout the day with peace of soul,
and with the firm conviction that Your will governs all.
In all our deeds and words, guide our thoughts and feelings.
In unforeseen events, let us not forget that all are sent by You.
Teach us to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others.
Give us the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day, with all that it shall bring.
Direct our wills.
Teach us to pray.
Pray within us.
Prayer in Time of Need link
Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
come to my help and deliver me from this difficulty that besets me
I believe Lord, that all trials of life are under Your care
and that all things work for the good of those who love You.
Take away from me fear, anxiety and distress.
Help me to face and endure my difficulty with faith, courage and wisdom.
Grant that this trial may bring me closer to You for You are my rock and refuge,
my comfort and hope, my delight and joy. I trust in Your love and compassion.
Blessed is Your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Luke 4:31-37 (NASB Bible Gateway)
And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath; and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority. In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, “Let us alone! What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst of the people, he came out of him without doing him any harm. And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another saying, “What is this message? For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits and they come out.” And the report about Him was spreading into every locality in the surrounding district.
Morning Prayer link
Most holy God, we pray and beseech You,
give each of us a pure heart and a way of speaking that befits the faith we profess
grant us uprightness of purpose, powers of reasoning unhindered by passions,
conduct that becomes those who fear You, and perfect knowledge of Your commandments;
may we enjoy health in body and in spirit.
Grant us a life of peace, genuine faith and living hope,
sincere charity and bountiful generosity,
patience that knows no bounds and the light of Your truth to proclaim Your goodness to us,
that for ever and in all things placing our trust only in You,
we may abound in every good work, and that in Christ Your gifts may increase in every soul.
For to You belong all glory, honor and majesty,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
now and ever and unto ages of ages.
Evening Prayer link
O Christ our God,
You are worshiped at all times and in all places and are glorified both in heaven and on earth.
You are patient, generous in mercy, rich in compassion,
loving to the just and merciful to the sinner.
You call all of us to repentance
through the promise of blessings to come.