O Holy Spirit, most merciful Comforter: You proceed from the Father in
a manner beyond our understanding. Come, I beseech You, and take up your
abode in my heart. Purify and cleanse me from all sin, and sanctify my soul.
Cleanse it from every impurity, water its dryness, melt its coldness, and save
it from its sinful ways. Make me truly humble and resigned, that I may be
pleasing to You, and that You might abide with me forever. Most Blessed
Light, most Amiable Light, enlighten me.
O Rapturous Joy of Paradise, Fount
of Purest Delight, My God, give yourself to me and kindle in my innermost soul
the fire of Your love.
My Lord, instruct, direct, and defend me in all
Give me strength against all immoderate fears and against
Bestow upon me a true faith, a firm hope, and a sincere and a
Grant that I always do Thy Most Gracious Will. Amen.
(By Saint Antiochus)
Evening Prayer to the Son of God
O Only-Begotten Word of the Father, Jesus Christ, who alone are
perfect: according to the greatness of your mercy, do not abandon me, your
servant, but ever rest in my heart. O Sweet Jesus, Good Shepherd of Your
flock, deliver me from the attacks of The Enemy. Do not allow me to become
the prey of Satan's evil intent, even though I have within me the seed of
eternal damnation. Instead, O Lord Jesus Christ, Adorable God, Holy King,
while I sleep, protect me by Your Holy spirit, through Whom You sanctified
Your Apostles. Enlighten my mind by the light of the Holy Gospel, my soul by
the love of Your Cross, my heart by the purity of Your teaching. Protect my
body by Your sacred passion, my senses by Your humility, and awaken me in due
time for Your glorification. For You, above all, are adorable, together with
Your eternal Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and forever. Amen.
(By Saint Antiochus)
Evening Prayer to God the Father
O eternal God and Ruler of all creation,
You have allowed me to reach this hour.
Forgive the sins I have committed this day by word, deed or thought.
Purify me, O Lord, from every spiritual and physical stain.
Grant that I may rise from this sleep to glorify You
by my deeds throughout my entire lifetime,
and that I be victorious over every spiritual and physical enemy.
Deliver me, O Lord, from all vain thoughts and from evil desires,
for yours is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and ever, and forever. Amen.
(By Saint Macarius)