Prayer to St. Theodore the Studite

O sacred head, Venerable Father, Most blessed Abbo Theodora! Do not forget your poor ones to the end, but always remember us in your holy and auspicious prayers to God! Remember your flock, which you yourself saved, and do not forget to visit your children. Pray for us, holy father, for your spiritual children, for you have boldness toward the heavenly King; do not be silent for us toward the Lord, and do not despise us who honor you through faith and love. Remember us who are unworthy at the Throne of the Almighty, and do not cease to pray for us to Christ our God, for grace was given to you to pray for us. We do not pretend that you are dead: even if you have passed away from us in your body, you are still alive after death. Do not turn away from us in spirit, protecting us from the arrows of the enemy and all the charms of devils and the machinations of the devil, our good shepherd. Even though your relics are always visible before our eyes, your holy soul, with its Angelic hosts, its Disembodied faces, and its heavenly powers, stands at the Throne of the Almighty and rejoices worthily. Leading us to truly live after death, we fall down and pray to you: pray for us to the All-powerful God, for the benefit of our souls, and ask us time for repentance, so that we may pass away unchallenged from earth to heaven, but from bitter ordeals, demons, princes of the air, and from eternal torment, so that we may be delivered from the Heavenly One. May we be heiresses of the kingdom with all the righteous who have been pleasing to our God Jesus Christ from time immemorial, to whom all glory, honor, and worship are due, with His Father without Beginning, and with His All-holy, Good, and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

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