Prayers to Great Martyr George
April 23, Nov 3, 10 and 26
Holy, glorious and praiseworthy St. George!
We who are gathered in thy church (or: on thy feast) and venerate thy holy icon,
beseech thee, as a known intercessor for our longings:
pray with us to God, Whose loving kindness we implore, mercifully to hear us entreating His goodness,
and not to abandon our requests which are needful unto salvation and life;
that He might grant victories over adversaries;
and furthermore we pray thee abjectly, thou holy Trophy-Bearer,
to strengthen the Orthodox Christians in their battles, by the grace given thee;
crush the power of insurgent foes,
that they may be disgraced and brought to shame, and their presumption shattered;
may they know that we have Divine help, and thy mighty defense made known unto all in sorrow and trouble.
Entreat the Lord God and Maker of all creation to deliver us from eternal torment,
that we may always glorify the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
O holy Great-Martyr and Wonder-worker George!
Visit us with thy swift help, and entreat God Who loveth mankind,
that He not condemn us sinners according to our iniquities,
but rather do with us according to His great mercy.
Despise not our prayer, but seek for us from Christ our God, a life quiet and pleasing unto Him,
wellbeing of soul and body, fruits of the earth in all their abundance,
and that we might not turn to evil the good things bestowed upon us by the all-generous God,
but rather makeuse of them unto the glory of His holy name,
and the glory of thy mighty intercession;
may He grant the Orthodox Christians to overcome their enemies,
and strengthen His community with enduring peace and bliss.
And especially may He guard us round about with the ranks of His holy Angels,
so as to deliver us, after our departure from this life,
from the snares of the evil one and his fearful torments in the air,
presenting us without condemnation before the throne of the Lord of glory.
Hear us, O passion-bearer of Christ, George;
and without ceasing, entreat the Master and God of all, One in Three Persons,
that by His grace and love for mankind we may find mercy to stand with Angels and Archangels at the
right hand of the Righteous Judge,
and ever to glorify Him with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Provided by Fr John Shaw, via email
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