Annunciation of the Theotokos - March 25- a Trebnic Prayer

To thee, the most pure Mother of God, I, unworthy though I be, fall down, and pray:

See, O Queen, how I sin without ceasing and provoke thy Son and my God to wrath.

And oft, though I repent, I am found to be false before God, and I repent with trembling, lest the Lord strike me down; but soon after, I fall back into the same misdeeds.

Knowing these things, O my Lady, Most Holy Theotokos, wherefore shalt thou not take

pity upon me, wherefore not strengthen me, and for what cause not grant me always to do those things that are good?

For thou knowest, O Lady, that I have naught but hate for mine evil deeds, and with all my mind love the law of my God.

But I wit not, Lady most pure, why I do those things that I hate, and trespass against what I love.

But permit not, O Most Holy One, for my will to be done, for it is not becoming;

but let there be done in me will of thy Son and my God, so that He may save me, and bring me to understanding, and grant me the Grace of the Holy Spirit, so that henceforth I might cease to do the works of wickedness, and live the rest of mine appointed time according to the mandates of the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,

to Whom belongeth all glory, honour, worship and majesty, together with His Father Who is without beginning, and His All-Holy, and Good, and Life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and from ages of ages.


Provided by Fr John Shaw, via email

(Polny Sbornik Molitv, pp.27-28)

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