Prayer to the Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot

Holy glorious and all-laudable Apostle of Christ Simon, be vouchsafed to visit our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most Pure Mother, our Lady Theotokos, in your house in Cana of Galilee, and to be an eye-witness of the most glorious miracle of Christ, revealed on your brother, the transformation of water into wine! We beseech thee with faith and love: beseech Christ the Lord to transform our souls from lovers of sin into lovers of God; preserve and preserve us by thy prayers from the temptations of the devil and the falls of sin, and ask for help from above in times of our despondency and helplessness; that we may not stumble over the stone of temptation, but steadily pursue the saving path of Christ’s commandments, these are the blessed abodes of paradise, where you are now settled and happy. To her, the Apostle of the Saviours! Do not put us to shame, who have strong hopes in you, but be your helper and protector in all our life, and help us to end this temporary life piously and God-pleasing, to receive a good and peaceful Christian end, and to be worthy of a good answer at the Last Judgment of Christ; so that having escaped the ordeals of the air and the power of the fierce ruler of the world, we may inherit the Kingdom of heaven and glorify the magnificent in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

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