O Lord our God, who through Your beloved Child, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Grace of Your All-holy Spirit, called us children of God through adoption, and said, I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to me a Son. Do You, the same King, loving God, look down from Your holy dwelling-place on high, upon these Your servants, (mother, father) and unite their natures which you have begotten separate from one another according to the flesh, through Your Holy Spirit, into parents (mother, father) and (son, daughter). Confirm them in Your love; bind them through Your benediction; bless them to Your great glory; strengthen them in Your faith; preserve them always and renounce them not for that which proceeds from their lips. Be Mediator for their promises, that their love which they have confessed to You be not torn asunder even to the evening of their lives; grant that they may be kept sincerely alive in You, our only Living and True God, and grant to them to become heirs of Your Kingdom, for to You is due all glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Published by: Holy Cross Orthodox Press
Brookline, MA 1977
This prayer appears on Page 20
of the Ad Vitam prayer book published by Mother Pelican Press.
Used with permission from Mother Pelican Press
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