Prayer For My Son’s Personal Holiness

Prayers for Holy Communion

Prayer For My Son’s Personal Holiness

Canon for preparation for Holy Communion (pdf) To be said the evening before you plan to partake of Holy Communion.

Prayers to be said on the morning you plan to partake of Holy Communion (pdf)

Prayer of St.

John Chrysostom
Lord, Jesus Christ my God, forgive the faults and sins which I, Your unworthy servant have committed from my youth to this day and hour, whether knowingly or in ignorance, whether by words, deeds, intentions or thoughts and whether by habit or through any of my senses. By the prayers of Your pure and Virgin Mother, make me worthy without condemnation to receive Your precious, immortal and life-giving Mysteries for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. May the Eucharist sanctify, enlighten, strengthen and heal my soul and body and thus destroy my evil thoughts, intentions and prejudices. For Yours, Christ our God, is the Kingdom, the power, the glory, the honor and worship with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of St.

John of Damascus
Master and Lord, Jesus Christ our God, You alone have authority to forgive my sins, whether committed knowingly or in ignorance, and make me worthy to receive without condemnation Your divine, glorious, pure and life-giving Mysteries, not for my punishment, but for my purification and sanctification, now and in Your future Kingdom. For You, Christ our God are compassionate and love mankind and to You we give glory with the Father and the Holy Spirit now and forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers Right Before Communion

I believe and confess, Lord, that You are truly the Christ, the Son of the living God, who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the first. I also believe that this is truly Your pure Body and that this is truly Your precious Blood.

Therefore, I pray to You, have mercy upon me, and forgive my transgressions, voluntary and involuntary, in word and deed, known and unknown.

And make me worthy without condemnation to partake of Your pure Mysteries for the forgiveness of sins and for eternal life. Amen

How shall I, who am unworthy, enter into the splendor of Your saints? If I dare to enter into the bridal chamber, my clothing will accuse me, since it is not a wedding garment; and being bound up, I shall be cast out by the angels. In Your love, Lord, cleanse my soul and save me.

Loving Master, Lord Jesus Christ, my God, let not these holy Gifts be to my condemnation because of my unworthiness, but for the cleansing and sanctification of soul and body and the pledge of the future life and kingdom.

It is good for me to cling to God and to place in Him the hope of my salvation.
Receive me today, Son of God, as a partaker of Your mystical Supper. I will not reveal Your mystery to Your adversaries. Nor will I give You a kiss as did Judas.

But as the thief I confess to You: Lord, remember me in Your Kingdom.

Prayers After Receiving Communion

I thank Thee, O Lord my God, that Thou hast not rejected me, a sinner, but hast granted me to be a communicant of Thy holy Things. I thank Thee that Thou hast granted me, unworthy as I am, to partake of Thy pure and heavenly Gifts.

But, O Lord, Lover of men, Who didst die for us and rise again and bestow upon us these Thy dread and life-giving Mysteries for the well being and sanctification of our souls and bodies, grant that these may be even to me for the healing of my soul and body, for the averting of everything hostile, for the enlightenment of the eyes of my heart, for the peace of the powers of my soul, for unashamed faith, for sincere love, for the fullness of wisdom, for the keeping of Thy commandments, for an increase of Thy divine grace, and for familiarity with Thy Kingdom; that being kept by Them in Thy holiness I may ever remember Thy grace, and never live for myself but for Thee our Lord and Benefactor. And so when I have passed from existence here in the hope of eternal life, may I attain to everlasting rest, where the song is unceasing of those who keep festival and the joy is boundless of those who behold the ineffable beauty of Thy face. For Thou art the true desire and the unutterable gladness of those who love Thee, O Christ our God, and all creation sings of Thee throughout the ages.

Prayer of St.

Basil the Great
Lord Christ our God, King of the ages and Creator of all, I thank Thee for all the blessings Thou hast granted me and for the communion of Thy pure and life-giving Mysteries. I pray Thee, therefore, good Lord and Lover of men, guard me under Thy protection and within the shadow of Thy wings; and grant me with a clear conscience till my last breath worthily to partake of Thy holy Things for forgiveness of sins and for life eternal.

For Thou art the Bread of Life, the Source of Holiness, the Giver of all that is good, and to Thee we send up the glory, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer of St.

Symeon the Translator O Thou Who givest me willingly Thy Flesh for food, Thou Who art fire, and burnest the unworthy, Scorch me not, O my Maker, But rather pass through me for the integration of my members, Into all my joints, my affections, and my heart. Burn up the thorns of all my sins. Purify my soul, sanctify my mind; Strengthen my knees and bones; Enlighten the simplicity of my five senses. Nail down the whole of me with Thy fear. Ever protect, guard, and keep me From every soul-destroying word and act. Sanctify, purify, attune, and rule me.

Adorn me, give me understanding, and enlighten me. Make me the habitation of Thy Spirit alone, And no longer a habitation of sin, That as Thy house from the entry of communion Every evil spirit and passion may flee from me fire.

I offer Thee as intercessors all the sanctified, The Commanders of the Bodiless Hosts, Thy Forerunner, the wise Apostles, And Thy pure and immaculate Mother. Receive their prayers, my compassionate Christ. And make Thy slave a child of light.

For Thou alone art our sanctification, O Good One, And the radiance of our souls, And to Thee as our Lord and God as is right

We all give glory day and night.

May Thy Holy Body, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, be to me for eternal life, and Thy Precious Blood for forgiveness of sins.

And may this Eucharist be to me for joy, health, and gladness.

And in Thy awful second coming, make me, a sinner, worthy to stand on the right hand of Thy glory, through the intercessions of Thy holy and most pure Mother and of all Thy Saints. Amen.

To the Most Holy Mother of God
All-holy Lady, Mother of God, the light of my darkened soul, my hope and protection, my refuge and consolation, and my joy, I thank thee that thou hast made me, who am unworthy, worthy to be a communicant of the immaculate Body and precious Blood of thy Son.

But do thou who didst bear the true Light enlighten the spiritual eyes of my heart. O thou who didst conceive the Source of Immortality, give life to me who am dead in sin.

O thou who art the compassionately loving Mother of the merciful God, have mercy on me and give me compunction and contrition of heart, humility in my thoughts, and the recall of my reasoning powers from their captivity.

And grant me till my last breath to receive without condemnation the sanctification of the Holy Mysteries for the healing of soul and body. And give me tears of repentance and confession, and of thanksgiving, that I may praise and glorify thee all the days of my life. For thou art blessed and glorified for ever. Amen.

Then the Song of Symeon is said:
Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, O Lord, according to Thy word. For my eyes have seen Thy salvation which Thou hast prepared in the sight of all peoples, the light of revelation for the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.

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Medjugorje. Messages. Decide for holiness

Prayer For My Son’s Personal Holiness

Medjugorje. Immaculate HeartMedjugorje. MessagesMedjugorje. Time of grace

48Be ye therefore perfect,even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Mat 5:48

14As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15But as he which hath called you is holy, sobe ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16Because it is written,Be ye holy;for I am holy.

1Pe 1:14-16

14Follow peace with allmen, and holiness,without which no man shall see the Lord:

Hbr 12:14

44…I[am]the LORD your God:ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy;for I[am]holy:…
45For I[am]the LORD that bringeth you up the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I[am]holy.

Lev 11:44-45

1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them,Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God[am]holy.

Lev 19:1-2

26Andye shall be holy unto me:for I the LORD[am]holy, and have severed you from[other]people, that ye should be mine.

Lev 20:26

October 25, 2015 Dear children!

Also today, my prayer is for all of you, especially for all those who have become hard of heart to my call. You are living in the days of grace and are not conscious of the gifts which God is giving to you through my presence.

Little children,decide also today for holinessand take the example of the saints of this time and you will see that holiness is a reality for all of you. Rejoice in the love, little children, that in the eyes of God you are unrepeatable and irreplaceable, because you are God's joy in this world.

Witness peace, prayer and love.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2015

March 25, 2014 Dear children!

I am calling you anew: begin the battle against sin as in the first days,go to confession and decide for holiness.The love of God will begin to flow through you into the world, peace will begin to rule in your hearts and God's blessing will fill you. I am with you and intercede for all of you before my Son Jesus

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2014

July 25, 2013 Dear children!

With joy in my heart I call all of you to live your faith and to witness it with your heart and by your example in every way.Decide,little children,to be far from sin and temptationand may there bejoy and love for holinessin your hearts. I love you, little children, and accompany you with my intercession before the Most High.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2013

November 25, 2012 Dear children!

In this time of grace, I call all of you to renew prayer. Open yourselves to Holy Confession so that each of you may accept my call with the whole heart.

I am with you and I protect you from the ruin of sin, butyou must open yourselves to the way of conversion and holiness,that your heart may burn love for God.

Give Him time and He will give Himself to you and thus, in the will of God you will discover the love and the joy of living.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2012

August 25, 2012 Dear children!

Also today, with hope in the heart, I am praying for you and am thanking the Most High for every one of you who lives my messages with the heart.

Give thanks to God's love that I can love and lead each of you through my Immaculate Heart also toward conversion.

Open your hearts anddecide for holiness, and hope will give birth to joy in your hearts.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2012

May 25, 2011 Dear children!

My prayer today is for all of you who seek the grace of conversion. You knock on the door of my heart, but without hope and prayer, in sin, and without the Sacrament of Reconciliation with God. Leave sin anddecide, little children,for holiness. Only in this way can I help you, hear your prayers and seek intercession before the Most High.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2011

July 25, 2007 Dear children!

Today, on the day of the Patron of your Parish, I call you to imitate the lives of the Saints. May they be, for you, an example andencouragement to a life of holiness.

May prayer for you be the air you breathe in and not a burden. Little children, God will reveal His love to you and you will experience the joy that you are my beloved.

God will bless you and give you an abundance of grace.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2007

March 25, 2007 Dear children!

I desire to thank you from my heart for your Lenten renunciations. I desire to inspire you to continue to live fasting with an open heart.

By fasting and renunciation, little children, you will be stronger in faith. In God you will find true peace through daily prayer. I am with you and I am not tired.

I desire to take you all with me to Heaven, therefore,decide daily for holiness.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2007

February 25, 2007 Dear children!

Open your heart to God’s mercy in this Lenten time. The Heavenly Father desires to deliver each of you from the slavery of sin.

Therefore, little children, make good use of this time and through meeting with God in confession, leave sin anddecide for holiness.Do this love for Jesus, who redeemed you all with His blood, that you may be happy and in peace.

Do not forget, little children: your freedom is your weakness, therefore follow my messages with seriousness.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2007

August 25, 2006 Dear children!

Also today I call you to pray, pray, pray. Only in prayer will you be near to me and my Son and you will see how short this life is.

In your hearta desire for Heavenwill be born. Joy will begin to rule in your heart and prayer will begin to flow a river.

In your words there will only be thanksgiving to God for having created you andthe desire for holinesswill become a reality for you.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2006

May 25, 2006 Dear children!

Also today I call you to put into practice and to live my messages that I am giving you.Decide for holiness,little children, andthink of heaven.

Only in this way, will you have peace in your heart that no one will be able to destroy. Peace is a gift, which God gives you in prayer.

Little children, seek and work with all your strength for peace to win in your hearts and in the world.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2006

September 25, 2005 Dear children!

In love I call you: convert, even though you are far from my heart. Do not forget, I am your mother and I feel pain for each one who is far from my heart;but I do not leave you alone.I believe you can leave the way of sin and decide for holiness.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2005

August 25, 2001 Dear children!

Today I call all of youto decide for holiness.May for you, little children, always in your thoughts and in each situation holiness be in the first place, in work and in speech.

In this way, you will also put it into practice;little by little, step by step,prayer and a decision for holiness will enter into your family.Be real with yourselves and do not bind yourselves to material things but to God.

And do not forget, little chlidren, that your life is as passing as a flower.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 2001

November 25, 1998 Dear children!

Today I call you to prepare yourselves for the coming of Jesus. In a special way, prepare your hearts. May holy Confession be the first act of conversion for you and then, dear children,decide for holiness.

May your conversion and decision for holiness begin today and not tomorrow. Little children, I call you all to the way of salvation and I desire to show you the way to Heaven. That is why, little children, be mine anddecide with me for holiness.

Little children, accept prayer with seriousness and pray, pray, pray.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 1998

January 25, 1998 Dear children!

Today again I call all of you to prayer. Only with prayer, dear children, will your heart change, become better, and be more sensitive to the Word of God. Little children, do not permit Satan to pull you apart and to do with you what he wants.

I call you to be responsible and determined and to consecrate each day to God in prayer. May Holy Mass, little children, not be a habit for you, but life.By living Holy Mass each day, you will feel the need for holiness and you will grow in holiness.

I am close to you and intercede before God for each of you, so that He may give you strength to change your heart.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

Our Lady Of Medjugorje 1998


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Prayer for every departed person and short primer on prayer for the dead

Prayer For My Son’s Personal Holiness

Note: This document is alsoavailable as a “card”. Download the Word or PDF Document, and print on bothsides, and section into quarters. This information will be useful to you onlyif you USE it. It is good to pray for the reposed every day. See the end ofthis document for links.

Of your charity, please add to your commemoration listfor the Divine Liturgy and pray the prayer (below) daily, for my son +Daniel,who, at the age of 20, drowned in a river, the Sunday of All Saints, May29/June 11, 2017.

Praying for the Dead. – A Short Primer.

Why pray for the dead?

Because: we love them, and do not stop loving them afterthey die. Because: to God, all live, and life after death is a mystery, ofwhich many things have not been revealed to us. Because: we will not forgetthose we love, whether living or dead. Because: From Apostolic times,Christians have prayed for their reposed loved ones.

When should we pray for the dead? If we love someone wethink of them often. We pray every day for our loved ones, dead in the flesh,or alive in the flesh, and the church has many appointed days when we serveservices for our reposed loved ones.

How can we pray for the dead? With love, and hope in theresurrection. We may pray the “Prayer for every departed person”, which is inany Orthodox Psalter (book of Psalms), or pray more simply, simply saying:

“Lord Jesus Christ,have mercy on thy servant N.”

It is common, and very helpful to pray this prayer withprostrations. I do this for a certain number of repetitions every day, and ifyou do it to, you will understand what I mean.  There are many beautifulprayers for the dead which we may sing in our homes.

See also, remarks at the funeral of Daniel Holland (+Sundayof All Saints, 2017), from his father. His deep heart, and how and why we prayfor the dead, and how we should remember him. It is with actions, not words.



Prayer for every departed person

Remember, OLord our God, Thy servant, our brother/sister, N., who has reposed in the Faith and hope of lifeeternal, and in that Thou art good and the Lover of mankind, Who remittest sinsand blottest out iniquities, do Thou loose, remit and pardon all his/hersins, voluntary and involuntary.

Deliver him/herfrom eternal torment and the fire of Gehenna, and grant unto him/her thecommunion and delight of Thine eternal good things prepared for them that loveThee.

For though he/shehath sinned, yet hath he/she not forsaken Thee, and he/sheundoubtedly believed in the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; and evenuntil his/her last breath did he/she confess Thee in Orthodoxfashion: God glorified in Trinity, Unity in Trinity and Trinity in Unity.

Wherefore, beThou merciful unto him/her and reckon his/her faith in Thee,rather than his/her deeds, and in that Thou art compassionate, granthim/her rest with Thy saints; for there is no man that liveth and doth not sin.

But Thou aloneart wholly without sin, and Thy truth is forever; and Thou alone art the God ofmercies, and compassion, and love for mankind, and unto Thee do we ascribeglory, to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, andunto ages of ages. Amen.

This prayer is in the back of the “Boston”Psalter. //

If you want to print this prayer and short primer as a“card”. Download the Word or PDF Document, and print on both sides, and sectioninto quarters:



If you want this prayer and primer in larger print:




See also, remarks at the funeral of Daniel Holland (+Sundayof All Saints, May 29/June 11, 2017), from his father. His deep heart, and howand why we pray for the dead, and how we should remember him. It is withactions, not words.



For more information, contact Priest Seraphim Holland

See also //www.orthodox.netThere are plenty of articles about prayers, and many other things.

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