Sunday, August 09, 2009

Morning Prayer -- from the Anaphora of Addai and Mari

May your tranquility to dwell among us and
May your peace within our hearts.
May our tongue proclaim your truth and
may your cross be the guardian of our souls,
while we make our mouths into new harps and
speak with fiery lips.
May we be worthy, my Lord, with the liberty which is from you,
to pray before you this pure and holy prayer,
which your life-giving mouth taught your true disciples,
the children of your Mysteries:

Whenever you pray, pray in this manner, giving thanks and saying: Our Father in heaven, may your name be hallowed. May your kingdom come. May your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us our necessary bread today, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us to the test, but deliver us from the Evil One. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever, amen.

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