22 February 2014

Pray for Ukraine

Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered!
Let those who hate Him flee from before His face!
As smoke vanish, so let them vanish!
As wax melts before the fire,
so let sinners perish before the face of those who love God,
and sign themselves with the sign of the Cross,
and say joyfully:
Rejoice, most precious and life-creating Cross of the Lord,
which chases demons away through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ
Who was nailed to you, descended into hades and
having trampled down the power of the devil,
gave to us His precious Cross for the routing of all enemies.
Help me forever, most precious and life-creating Cross of the Lord,
with the All-Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary,
the honourable, heavenly, incorporeal Powers,
and with all the saints!
Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner!

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,
through the prayers of your all-holy Mother,
the strength of the honourable and life-creating Cross,
the intercession of the honourable and incorporeal Powers of Heaven,
the holy, glorious and victorious Martyrs,
the monastic and God bearing Fathers, and all the Saints,
gather together in the oneness of Catholic Unity
and in the fullness of Orthodox Faith
your beloved children of the holy Church of Kyiv and all Rus’-Ukraine,
and have mercy on us sinners.

St. Josaphat, pray for us.