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Upon Arising from Sleep

Upon Arising from Sleep

O Master and holy God, who are beyond our understanding: at your word, light came forth out of darkness. In your mercy, you gave us rest through night-long sleep, and raised us up to glorify your goodness and to offer our supplication to You. Now, in your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our heart. Grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal reward. In the abundance of your mercies, O Lord, remember all your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of Your domain, who call upon your love for mankind. Upon all, pour down your great mercy, that we, saved in body and in soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol your exalted and blessed Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, always, now and forever. Amen.

Upon Arising from Sleep

At my rising from sleep I thank thee, O Holy Trinity, because of the abundance of Thy goodness and long-suffering; Thou wast not angry with me a sinner, nor let me perish because of my iniquities, but Thou hast been gracious to me, and sympathized with me in Thine Own Divine fashion, and hast raised me up when I had fallen into despair; and I now hasten to praise Thy power.

Lighten now Thou the eyes of my mind, and open my mouth to meditate on Thy words, to understand Thy commandments, to do Thy will, to sing to Thee with confession of the heart, and to praise Thine All-Holy Name, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever. Amen.

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