Additional Prayer of Midnight
(On days when the Divine Liturgy is celebrated)
O! merciful God, be compassionate towards us in your mercy.
In our sacrifices and in our prayers we commemorate our fathers who while alive taught us to be children of God.
Son of God grant them rest in the eternal heavenly kingdom with the just and the righteous.
(St. Luke 1:46-55)
And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God who gives life. He has looked on His servant in her humility. Henceforth all generations will count me blessed.
The mighty one with a holy name has done great things for me. His name is holy and His graciousness shall be upon those who revere him, among all races and generations.
He has conquered by his mighty arm and has scattered the proud-hearted ones. He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things but sent the rich away empty. He has helped Israel His servant in remembrance of His graciousness, as He had promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever." Amen.
Behold! how good and beautiful it is for brothers to live in unity.
It is like oil poured on the head of Aaron that runs down his beard to the edge of his robe. It is like the dew of Hermon which descends upon the mountains of Zion.
For it is from there that the Lord gives His blessings and life for ever.
Praise be to you, O God, Barekhmore.
Let the mother of God be remembered and may her prayers help us.
Let the saints be remembered and by their prayers may we receive help.
May the prayers of prophets, apostles and martyrs be a fortress to us.
O Lord, make us worthy of the harbor of Your martyrs and of the home where Your friends dwell.
O Lord, full of compassion and mercy, be gracious to us on the day of Your judgment.
Blessed is He who never withholds His mercy from the sinners who calls upon him.
Lord remember well the true believers, the children of the church.
Make them stand at Your right hand on the day when Your majesty appears.
Virgin mother of God, at all times and through all seasons may your prayers be a stronghold for us.
Christ by the prayers of Your saints, protect us from the evil one who lays snares for us at all times.
Jesus, our Lord and our God, may Your Cross be our stronghold and may we be sheltered under it.
Jesus, the Word of God, protect the living by Your Cross and pardon the departed by Your mercy.
All through our life, let us always give thanks, adoration and praise to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Our most merciful God, make us stand on Your right hand side on the great day when You come.
Since You have made us worthy to praise You at this time, make us worthy to inherit Your Kingdom.
May your mercy be upon us, Lord. O Lord of life and death, be gracious to us and have mercy on the souls of our faithful departed.
Lord be merciful to us and help us.
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