Midnight

 

At this time of the night we send up praises and thanksgiving.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Come, let us worship God our King!

Prayers

Now that you have raised me from my bed of sleep, O Lord, enlighten my mind and heart. Open my lips that I may sing to You: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O God! Through the prayers of the Theotokos, have mercy on us! Having risen from sleep, I thank You, O Holy Trinity, for in Your great goodness and forbearance You have not become angry with me in my negligence and sinfulness, nor have You destroyed my in my transgressions, but in Your compassion You have raised me up as I lay in despair that I might sing the glories of Your majesty. Enlighten the eyes of my understanding. Open my heart to receive Your words; teach me Your commandments; help me to do Your will, confessing You from my heart, singing and praising Your all-holy name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Psalm 134

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the holy place, and bless the Lord! May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth!

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, may the Lord have mercy on us. Amen.