Prayer of Thanks (Antiochan, 5)

The dark clouds of life bring no terror to those in whose hearts your fire is burning brightly. Outside is the darkness, terror and howling of the storm; but in the heart, in the presence of Christ, there is light, peace and silence: Alleluia!

Alleluia!

I see your heavens sparkling with stars. How glorious you are, radiant with light! Eternity watches me by the rays of the distant stars. I am small, insignificant, but the Lord is at my side. your right arm guides me wherever I go.

Glory to you for constantly watching over me.

Glory to you for the encounters you arrange for me.

Glory to you for the love of parents, for the faithfulness of friends.

Glory to you for the humbleness of the animals which serve me.

Glory to you for the unforgettable moments of life.

Glory to you for the heart’s innocent joy.

Glory to you for the joy of living moving and being able to return your love.

Glory to you, O God, forever and ever!
Glory to you, O God, forever and ever!

Source: Akathist Hymn, Kontakion 5, Antiochian Orthodox

Source of this version: Modified from http://ww1.antiochian.org/orthodox-prayers/akathist-of-thanksgiving

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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