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Friday, August 05, 2005

A Real Thanksgiving Prayer

Worthy of praise from every mouth and thanksgiving from every tongue is the adorable and glorious name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Who created the world in His grace and its inhabitants in His loving-kindness, and redeemed the sons of men in his mercy, and dealt very graciously with mortals.

Thy majesty, O my Lord, a thousand thousand heavenly beings and myriad myriads of angels adore and the hosts of spiritual beings, the ministers of fire and of spirit, glorifying Thy name with the cherubim and the holy seraphim, ceaselessly crying out and glorifying and calling to one another saying: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty: the heavens and the earth are full of His glory. Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

And with these heavenly hosts we give Thee thanks, O my Lord, we also Thy unworthy, frail, and miserable servants, because Thou hast dealt very graciously with us in a way which cannot be repaid, in that Thou didst assume our humanity that Thou mightest restore us to life by Thy divinity, and didst exalt our low estate, and raise up our fallen state, and resurrect our mortality, and forgive our sins, and aquit our sinfulness, and enlighten our understanding, and, our Lord and God, overcome our adversaries, and give victory to the unworthiness of our frail nature in the overflowing mercies of Thy grace. And for all Thy benefits and graces towards us we offer Thee glory and honor and thanksgiving and adoration now and at all times and for ever and ever. Amen.

(From the Eucharistic prayer of the Eastern Syrian Liturgy of the Holy Apostles Addai and Mari.)


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