We bless Thee, O most high God and Lord of mercy, Who art ever doing numberless great and inscrutable things for us––glorious and wonderful; Who grantest to us sleep for rest from our infirmities, and repose from the burdens of or much toiling flesh. We thank Thee that Thou hast not destroyed us with our sins, but hast loved us forever; and though we are sunk in despair, Thou hast raised us up to glorify thy power. Therefore, we implore Thine incomparable goodness: enlighten the eyes of our understanding and raise up our mid from the heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouth and fill it with Thy praise, that we may be able––without distraction––to sing and confess Thee, Who are God glorified in all and by all, the eternal Father, with Thine Only-begotten Son, and thine All-Holy and good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen
St. Basil the Great
The Dynamic Horologion and Psalter. Might sound like a mixed drink from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy but it’s actually the Best thing on the Internet—a dynamic prayer site for the Orthodox hours and liturgical cycle, providing the current prayers at any hour.
Inside Saint Nicholas OCA cathedral DC.