Great post, coming immediately after the end of Maslenitsa, accompanied not only by strict abstinence from meat and even dairy food, and prayer. Prayer in the post this is a personal appeal to God, asking him to be forgiven for his improper acts and humility. Of course, prayers do not happen without faith - bowing before the icons knees in public, sinning outside the temple after the end of the service - psevdoververuschie, hypocrites. Prayer lives in the soul, in the heart - next to God, and not in public, next to the show. In the longest of the Orthodoxy - Great Lent - the faithful read prayers every day, reread the Old and New Testaments, attend divine services. For those who abstain for forty days before Easter from the abundant food of the Orthodox, there is the prayer of Ephraim the Syrian, pronounced not only before meals, but also at other times of the day, from Sunday evening until Friday.

Orthodox prayers for every day in the post

When they say a prayer, the believers turn to God, the saints, the Most Holy Theotokos. On Orthodox holidays, Orthodox people read joyful prayers, in fasting - they ask God to give them strength to abstain from their sins, glorify the Lord God. The duration of prayers for each day varies depending on the person's beliefs. For some, it is a rule to pray long in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening, others for this are just a few minutes daily, others pray exclusively on significant days before Easter and during Lent.

Examples of prayers for each day of lent

The most important prayer of the Christian - Our Father - is known to many by heart. It can be read in the days of fasting, every day. It is also right to say praise to the Lord, pray to Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit. The prayer of Tresvyatie, called still an angelic song, is read three times. In it, believers turn to the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity of Initiation and a separate prayer, glorifying the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Our, Thou art in heaven! Hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven and earth. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Or: The eyes of all on thee, Lord, trust, and Thou givest them food in favor, Thou openest Thy hands with thy hands, and do all manner of loving-kindness (the lines of Psalm 144).

On the blessing of food and drink to the laity

Lord, Jesus Christ, our God, bless us with food and drink with the prayers of Your Most Pure Mother and all your saints, as blessed for ever and ever. Amen. (And cross the food and drink)

Prayers after a meal

We thank You, O Christ our God, for you have satisfied us with your earthly blessings; Do not deprive us of your Heavenly Kingdom, but as a disciple of your disciples, you have come, Savior, give peace to them, come to us and save us.

Orthodox prayer of fasting before Easter

Many believers admit that the sensations experienced by them in the Fast before Easter are incomparable. At this time, the Orthodox people have a bright hope that their lives are not in vain; they begin to understand the true meaning of the days bestowed on them on earth. Many people kneel, praising the Almighty in prayers and asking for forgiveness for their sins. Fasting gives hope, determines the goal: ahead is the Passover and the resurrection of Christ. Fasting gives and a taste for life. A person who limits himself to food and joys, begins to feel real joy from the most modest meal. If fasting people refrain from marital relations, later it binds the family, strengthens the love of husband and wife, gives healthy offspring.

Examples of prayers before Easter during lent

The Great Lent, beginning the day after the end of the Great Carnival, lasts forty days. At this time, daily worship services are held in churches, and Orthodox pray for salvation and forgiveness. The first week of the post reads the Penitential Canon of the Monk Andrew of Crete. The indecipherable Psalter is read for both the peace and the health of those close to them; such prayers can be ordered in the temples or read in person. The most famous of all pre-Easter prayers - Ephraim the Syrian - is read daily, except Saturday and Sunday. Our Father and our prayers to the saints before the Passover are read more often, pronouncing themselves and aloud.

God, be merciful to me a sinner.

Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner.

Prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ

Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, prayers for the sake of Your Most Pure Mother and all the saints, have mercy on us. Amen.

The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, through the prayers of Your Most Pure Mother and all the saints, have mercy on us (show mercy to us). Amen.

Prayer To The Holy Spirit

The King of Heaven, the Comforter, the Soul of Truth, Be all the same everywhere and do everything, Save the good and the life of the Giver, come and settle in us, and cleanse us from all filth, and save, Blessed, our soul.

Trisagion
  (the angelic song)

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

The Holy God, the Holy Almighty, the Holy Immortal, be merciful to us.

Christian prayer of Ephraim the Syrian in Lent

Among the other prayers of Lent, the prayer of Ephraim the Syrian is known to others and is pronounced daily, except on Sundays and Saturdays. This penitential prayer is read both in worship services and at home. In a few short lines of address to God, the believer is asked to eradicate the spirit of idleness and idleness in them and grant them patience, chastity and love.

When and how to read the prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian in the post

To begin to read the prayer of Ephraim the Syrian follows the evening of the Forgiveness of Resurrection before the Great Lent. After praying prayers, the church people bow and read the prayer "God, cleanse me, the sinner" twelve times. In the temples, the prayer of Ephraim the Syrian is read on the week of Wednesday and Friday, on the Holy Fourteenth and on the Holy Week, in the first three days. Last time in Lent this prayer is pronounced in the Great Wednesday, four days before the onset of Easter.

The prayer of Ephraim the Syrian

Lord and Master of my belly,

The spirit of idleness, despondency, celibacy and idle talk do not give.

The spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love grant me, Your servant.

She, Lord, King!

Grant me to see my sins,

And do not judge my brother

For thou art blessed unto the ages of ages.

What prayers to read in the post

Fasting and prayer give the believer to change, give hope of change. A person is given the opportunity to become better if he wants to. The common Orthodox prayer and the realization that the entire Orthodox world is fasting gives the feeling that you are not alone. Fasting and praying, a person cleans not only his body, but also the soul, thoughts. In Lent you need to read the Psalter and the Akathist, compassionate God and praising him. At home, believers can read any Christian prayers that are close to the soul.

Examples of Orthodox prayers during lent

Unlike temples, where prayers are given for each day of the fast, in ordinary life believers can turn to God and their words. It is not necessary to believe that uttering the words of prayer incompletely, you exclude the possibility of conveying your thoughts to the Lord. The main thing in prayer is faith, humility and zeal.

Laudatory prayer to the Lord God
(small doxology)

Glory to Thee, Our God, glory to Thee.

Glorification to the Blessed Trinity

Glory to the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Praise the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the endless eyelids. Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity, have mercy on us; Lord, cleanse our sins; Vladyka, forgive our iniquity; Holy, visit and heal our infirmities, For Your Name.

Prayer in the post before eating – turning to God

Lent is the time of abstinence from meat and dairy food, rejection of earthly pleasures, prayers and purification of the soul. For forty fasting days, prayers are pronounced before meals and after meals. The Lord is thankful for the food sent in the famous Orthodox prayers or in his own words.

Examples of prayers in the post before eating

Before eating in many Christian families on fasting and on other days, it is customary to pray before eating, saying "Our Father" before eating food and thanking the Lord for the food sent. In fasting, prayers are also asked to strengthen faith in God, giving strength for abstinence and renunciation of animal food.

Our Father, Who art in heaven! Thy name is hallowed, Thy will be done, as in heaven and earth. Give us this day our daily bread, and leave us our debts. As we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Thine is the kingdom and power and glory, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer before eating

The eyes of all are on thee, O LORD, they trust, and thou givest them food in favor: thou hast opened Thy generous hand, and hast satisfied every animal well-pleasing.

Prayer after eating the food

We thank You, O Christ our God, for you have satisfied us with your earthly blessings; do not deprive us of your heavenly Kingdom, but as you came to the midst of your disciples, Savior, give peace to them, come to us and save us.

(Thank You, Christ our God, that You have imbibed us with your earthly goods, do not deprive us of your Heavenly Kingdom).

Prayer in the post helps the believers understand the power of the spirit given by bodily restraint and purification from sinful deeds. Praying in Lent, the Orthodox also thank Jesus Christ, the saints and the Theotokos for their granted life and the opportunity to turn to the Most High. Since prayer is always a sincere appeal to God, you can pray before Easter and during fasting before eating with your own words and memorized Christian prayers. One of the most famous prayers - Ephraim the Syrian - is read both during the fasting and on the last day of the Shrovetide week. During the reading of prayers in fasting in a person, faith is strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit.