Father Nektarios Serfes - Orthodox Spirituality  Last Modified March 11 2002

Christ Our Lord, The Good Shepherd (by John Snogren)
Christ Our Lord,
The Good Shepherd
by John Snogren
Prayer In Time Of Need
In Remembrance Of September 11, 2001 And All The Time

Compiled By Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
Boise, Idaho
March 11 2002

In the Name Of The Father, Son, And Holy Spirit!

Introduction by Father Nektarios Serfes:

Prayer brings hope, and delights the soul, as well as comforts the heart. During these days for us all it is a time for prayer, and we can perhaps all reflect together as loving Christians to pray in loving remembrance of September 11, 2001, as well as for all the days of our lives. Let us humbly with all our hearts, minds, and soul pray.

The following Orthodox Christian prayer, I am humbly sharing with you is from "Prayer of St. Basil" from the Third Hour (9:00 a.m.).

Blessed Is Our God!

Prayer In Time Of Need

O Lord our God.

Who has given Your peace unto mankind,

and Who did send down the gift of the Holy Spirit upon Your disciples and apostles,

and in your might did open their lips with the tongues of fire.

Open also the lips of us sinners and teach us how and for what we must pray.

Be the Helmsman of our life,

O calm haven of tempest-tossed.

Make known to us the way in which we should walk.

Renew a right spirit within us,

and with Your governing Spirit establish our unstable mind,

that, being guided daily by Your good Spirit unto that which is for our benefit, we may be counted worthy to do Your commandments and always to keep in remembrance Your glorious coming which shall search out the deeds done by man.

Strengthen us that we might not be deceived by the corruptible delights of this world,

but that we might desire the enjoyment of the treasures to come.

For You are blessed and praised in all Your Saints unto the ages of ages.


Through the prayers of our holy Fathers,

Lord Jesus Christ our God,

have mercy on us. Amen.

This prayer is available as a laminated 9" bookmark from the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at (800) 566-1088, and on the back 26 scriptural references for: Shock, Grief, Fear, and Helplessness, Anger and Encouragement.

Translation from : Praxis Magazine, Volume 3 Special Edition, 2002, -back inside cover- Department of Religious Education, 50 Goddard Avenue., Brookline, MA 02445 U.S.A. Subscription: U.S. $15.00., Canada & Mexico: $18.00., Overseas: $40.00)

Glory Be To God For All Things!

Content written/compiled by Father Nektarios Serfes.
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