O blessed Gabriel, guardian of infantile kindness and bearer of martyr’s courage, O precious Adamant of our land and accuser of Jewish wickedness! We, sinners, run prayerfully to you, and, for our sins that are grieved, but are ashamed of our cowardice, we call you with love: do not abhor our defilements, O treasure of your purity, do not abhor our cowardice, longsuffering to the teacher, but seeing more than these our infirmities from heaven, grant us your healing through prayer and your faithfulness to Christ imitators would teach us. If we cannot bear the cross of temptation and ill-suffering patiently, do not deprive us of your merciful help, O God’s servant, but ask the Lord for our freedom and glory. Just as those who pray for their children, hear their mothers, and pray for the health and salvation of the infant from the Lord. There is no such cruel heart, which, O holy infant, will not be moved by hearing of your torments, and if, apart from this tender sighing, we are not able to bring any good deed, but also by such a tender thought, enlighten our minds and hearts, and guide us to correct our life by the grace of God. Put in us an untiring zeal for the salvation of our souls and for the glory of God, and keep a watchful memory of the hour of death. Above all, in our mortal dormition, release from our souls the torments of demons and thoughts of despair by your intercession and fulfill this hope of divine forgiveness, so that you may then and now glorify the mercy of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and your strong intercession for ever and ever. Amen.