On Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
1st Prayer, by St. Macarius the Great
O God, cleanse me a sinner, for I have done nothing good before Thee. Deliver me from the evil one, and may Thy will be accomplished in me, that I might open my unworthy lips without condemnation and praise Thy holy name, of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
3rd Prayer, by St. Macarius the Great
Having risen from sleep I run to Thee, O Lord and Lover of mankind, and by Thy loving-kindness I hasten to accomplish Thy work, and I pray Thee: help me at all times and in all things, and deliver me from every evil thing of this world and from every attack of the devil. Save me, and lead me into Thine eternal kingdom, for Thou art my Creator, and the Giver and Provider of every good thing, and all my hope is in Thee, and to Thee I send up glory, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
5th Prayer, by St. Macarius the Great
O Lord God Almighty, Who dost receive the Thrice-Holy hymn from Thy heavenly powers, accept also this song of the night from me, Thine unworthy servant, and grant that in every year and hour of my life, I might glorify Thee, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
7th Prayer, by St. Basil
We bless Thee, O Most High God and Lord of mercies, Who art eternally working great and unfathomable things for us — glorious and awesome things without number; Who givest us sleep for the repose of our frailty, relieving the labors of our over-burdened flesh. We thank Thee for not destroying us together with our sins. Instead, Thou hast shown to us Thy usual love for mankind, and hast raised us, as we lay in despair, to glorify Thy dominion. Therefore we implore Thy boundless goodness: enlighten our thoughts and eyes and awaken our minds from the heavy sleep of laziness; open our lips and fill them with Thy praise, that we may without wavering sing Thy praises and confess Thee, the God glorified in all and by all, the Father without beginning, together with Thine Only-begotten Son, and Thine All-holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
9th Prayer, Supplication to the Guardian Angel
O holy angel of God, the guardian and protector of my wretched soul and body, forgive me for all the sorrows I have caused thee every day of my life, and for whatever sins I may have committed during the past night. Protect me during the present day, and guard me from every temptation of the enemy, that I may not anger God by any sin. And pray to the Lord for me, that He may strengthen me in the fear of Him, and make me, His servant, worthy of His goodness. Amen.