This episode is devoted to a reading of the text of the Morning Prayer of the Optina Elders. Find out more about the prayer and those who crafted it.. Go to https://restoringthecore.com/morning-prayer-of-the-optina-elders/
Morning Prayer of the Optina Elders
A few weeks ago, I came across a wonderful morning prayer which is linked to the elders of the Optina Monastery in Russia.
The text of the prayer follows:
O Lord, grant that I may meet all that this coming day brings to me with spiritual tranquility. Grant that I may fully surrender myself to Thy holy Will.
At every hour of this day, direct and support me in all things. Whatsoever news may reach me in the course of the day, teach me to accept it with a calm soul and the firm conviction that all is subject to Thy holy Will.
Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions. In all unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is sent down from Thee.
Grant that I may deal straightforwardly and wisely with every member of my family, neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone.
O Lord, grant me the strength to endure the fatigue of the coming day and all the events that take place during it. Direct my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to be patient, to forgive, and to love.