LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS
English Source: Royal Doors www.royaldoors.net
At Psalm 140, In Tone 3
Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name.
Even more than all others, I have sinned of my own will,* and for that, I am condemned;* the arrogance of my flesh is the enemy of my soul.* O guide for those who have lost their way* and light for those without hope,* save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
The just shall gather around me* when You have been good to me.
For the Prophet says,* my soul shall live and shall praise You, O Lord.* I am the lost sheep;* call me back and number me among Your flock.* Give me time to repent that I may sigh and cry out to You:* Save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice!
Greatly despising Your commandments,* I have sinned, O Christ our God.* Spare me, O Benefactor,* that my inner eye may be freed from darkness;* and in fear I shall cry out to You:* Save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
Let Your ears be attentive* to the voice of my prayer.
Having been encircled by wild beasts,* I beseech You to deliver me from their clutches, O Lord.* You wish that all be saved* and come to the knowledge of the truth;* save all Your people, O Creator,* that I may be saved with them;* save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered.
I am lying here in sin;* heal me, O Redeemer and Benefactor;* be not far from me, O Saviour.* Raise me up, O almighty One,* that I may confess all my sins and cry to You:* Save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
I have waited for You as You have commanded; my soul patiently relies on Your promise,* for it has trusted in the Lord.
Just as the foolish servant,* I have hidden the talent You gave me;* I have buried it in the ground.* I have been condemned as useless,* and I dare not ask for anything more.* In Your goodness, spare me,* that I may also cry to You:* Save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
From the morning watch until night* let Israel trust in the Lord.
Kindly, You dried up the marsh of her passions,* when the woman with the flow of blood touched Your garment.* I have received the forgiveness of my sins* by drawing near to You in complete faith;* receive me, as You accepted her, and heal me of my grief;* save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him there is plentiful redemption;* and He shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities.
Lord, Your word has made heaven and earth,* and You shall come to sit upon a throne;* and we shall all stand in Your presence and confess our sins.* Before that day comes, receive my repentance;* save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
Praise the Lord, all the nations;* proclaim His glory, all you people.
Mercifully look upon me and spare me, O Saviour;* pour out the streams of healing upon my poor and afflicted soul.* Purify it from all stain* so that I may sing to You:* Save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
Strong is the love of the Lord for us;* eternally will His truth endure.
Now my soul has been quickly assailed by the sword that the devil prepared;* he has made me a stranger to the light of Your face, O Lord.* But, by the power of Your arm,* draw me up from his jaws;* save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
Your love is beyond expression, O merciful and good Lord!* You alone are without sin!* Do not reject me far from Your face,* that, with thanksgiving and with joy,* I may sing and cry out to You:* Save me, O Lord, before I completely perish.
Zealously, we sing of the ineffable condescension of God!* It is a miraculous and wondrous birth!* How has the Virgin carried You in her arms as a child,* for You are her Creator and her God?* O Benefactor, who willed to become incarnate from her,* save me before I completely perish, O Lord.
Prokeimenon I, Tone 4
O Lord, God of vengeance,* show Yourself.
verse: Rise up, O Judge of the earth; give the proud what they deserve!
Reading I: Genesis 17:1-9
Prokeimenon II, Tone 6
O sing to the Lord a new song,* sing to the Lord all the earth!
verse: O sing to the Lord; bless His name.
Reading II: Proverbs 15:20-16:9