Daily Prayer – God of the Powers and of all flesh

Christ with GospelAlmighty Lord, God of the Powers and of all flesh, Who lives in the highest and cares for the humble, Who searches our hearts and affections, and clearly foreknows the secrets of men; eternal and everliving Light, in Whom is no change nor shadow of variation; O Immortal King, receive my prayers which at the present time I offer to You from unclean lips, trusting in the multitude of Your mercies. Forgive all sins committed by me in thought, word or deed, consciously or unconsciously, and cleanse me from all defilement of flesh and spirit. Grant me to pass the night of the whole present life with wakeful heart and sober thought, ever expecting the coming of the radiant day of the appearing of Your only-begotten Son, our Lord and God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, when the Judge of all will come with glory to render to each according to their deeds. May we not be found fallen and idle, but awake and alert for action, ready to accompany Him into the joy and divine palace of His glory, where there is the ceaseless sound of those keeping festival and the unspeakable delight of those who behold the ineffable beauty of Your Face. For You art the true Light that enlightens and sanctifies all, and all creation sings to You throughout the ages. Amen.