Prayer to St. Alexander Nevsky

Aug. 30, Nov. 14, and Nov. 23

Swift helper of those who take heartfelt refuge in thee, and warm intercessor for us before the Lord: holy, devout, grand duke Alexander! Look down mercifully upon us unworthy ones, who have made ourselves of little use through our many iniquities, but now approach thy relics [or: thine icon], crying out to thee from the depths of our hearts Thou was a zealot and defender of the Orthodox Faith in thy lifetime; strengthen us too in it, by thy loving prayers to God, that we be not shaken. Thou

hast diligently borne the great service that lay upon thee; teach us also, through thy help, to stand in that wherein each of us is called. Thou, having defeated hordes of enemies, didst drive them from the limits of Russia; cast down also the enemies visible and invisible that beset us. Thou, having relinquished the corruptible crown of earthly rule, didst choose the life of silence, and now reignest in heaven, rightfully

crowned with a garland incorruptible; ask thou for us, we humbly entreat thee, a

life quiet and untroubled, and intercede that our path may lead us unwaveringly to the Eternal Kingdom. Thou that standest with all the Saints before the throne of God, pray for all Orthodox Christians, that the Lord God by His Grace may preserve His community in peace, and that we may ever glorify and bless God, Who is One in the Holy Trinity: the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.


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