Prayer to St. Luke, Confessor, Archbishop of Crimea

O all-blessed confessor, our Holy Father Luko, the great saint of Christ. Kneeling with emotion on the knee of our hearts, and falling down to the shrine of your venerable and many-healing relics, just as we fervently beseech you as children of the father: hear us sinners and offer our prayer to the merciful and human-loving God, Whom you now stand before in the joy of the saints and with the faces of angels. For we believe that you loved us with the same love that you loved all your neighbors when you were on earth. Ask Christ our God to strengthen His children in the spirit of right faith and piety: may He give holy zeal to pastors and care for the salvation of the people entrusted to them: observe the right of believers, strengthen the weak and infirm in the faith, instruct the ignorant, and rebuke the contrary. Give to all of us a gift that is alien and well-needed, and all that is useful for temporary life and eternal salvation. The establishment of our cities, the fruitfulness of the land, the deliverance from famine and destruction. Consolation for the sorrowful, healing for the sick, return to those who have gone astray on the path of truth, blessing for parents, education and teaching for children in the passion of the Lord, help and intercession for the poor and destitute. Grant us all your archpastoral blessing, so that we may have such prayerful intercession, so that we may get rid of the wiles of the evil one and avoid all enmity and discord, heresies and schisms. Guide us on the path that leads to the villages of the righteous and pray for us to the All-powerful God, so that in eternal life we may be worthy with you to continually glorify the Consubstantial and Undivided Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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