Prayer to St. Lawrence, Bishop of Turov, Recluse of the Caves

O most venerable and sacred head and full of the grace of the Holy Spirit, the dwelling place of the Saviour with the Father, O great Bishop, our warm intercessor, to Saint Lawrence! Standing before the Throne of the King of all, and enjoying the light of the consubstantial Trinity, and cherubic angels with them proclaiming the Trisagion hymn, and having great and unexplored boldness towards the all-merciful Master, pray to the flock of Christ’s people to be saved, and establish the welfare of the holy churches: adorn the bishops with the splendor of the prelacy, strengthen the monastics with the good deed, and preserve the reigning city and all the cities and countries and keep the holy immaculate faith implore, the whole world through your intercession die, deliver us from famine and destruction, and preserve us from the attacks of strangers, comfort the old, instruct the young, make the mad, have mercy on widows, intercede for orphans, raise up infants, return the captives, free those who are infirm and pray to you from all adversities and troubles by your intercession Pray for us to the All-merciful and Human-loving Christ our God, that even on the day of His Dreadful Coming He may deliver us from our evil standing, and make us partakers of the joys of the saints with all the saints for ever and ever. Amen.

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