Дорога домой. Выпуск ДД-42.4  [24окт05]
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  1. Господи, дай мне с душевным спокойствием встретить все, что принесет мне наступающий день. Дай мне всецело предаться воле Твоей святой. На всякий час сего дня во всем наставь и поддержи меня. Какия бы я ни получал известия в течении дня, научи меня принять их со спокойной душой и твердым убеждением, что на все святая воля Твоя.
  2. Во всех словах и делах моих руководи моими мыслями и чувствами. Во всех непредвиденных случаях не дай мне забыть, что все ниспослано Тобой.
  3. Научи меня прямо и разумно действовать с каждым членом семьи моей, никого не смущая и не огорчая.
  4. Господи, дай мне силу перенести утомление наступающаго дня и все события в течение дня. Руководи моею волею и научи меня молиться, верить, надеяться, терпеть, прощать и любить. Аминь.


THE  PRAYER  OF  THE  OPTINA  ELDERS
  1. O Lord, give me strength to face with serenity everything that this day will bring. Grant me to entrust myself fully to Your holy will. Every hour of this day teach me and support me. Whatever news I may receive during the day, teach me to accept it with peace of mind and with firm conviction that everything is according to Your holy will.
  2. In all my words and actions guide my thoughts and feelings. In all unexpected events, do not let me forget that everything is sent by You.
  3. Teach me to deal sincerely and wisely with every member of my family, bringing confusion or sorrow to none.
  4. O Lord, give me strength to bear the weariness of the coming day and all the events of this day. Guide my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to endure, to forgive and to love. Amen.

Above is our English version of a famous Russian prayer. There was a need for this prayer in English. After checking the internet, all versions were found to be inadequate and it was decided to come up with a better translation. Below are several versions of this prayer obtained from the internet. As it was said above, unfortunately neither one is satisfactory and does not sound like the original in Russian. The original reads smoothly and is simple and yet powerful. Also it is written in Russian and not in Church-Slavic. This is why our version is in English and not in Kings James Version of English.

1. Bishop Alexander (Mileant). Los Angelos, CA
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/prayers.htm

  1. O Lord, grant me strength to meet with serenity everything forthcoming today. Grant me to submit completely to Thy holy will. At every hour of this day guide and support me in all things. Whatsoever news may reach me in the course of this day, teach me to accept it with calmness and the conviction that all is subject to Thy holy will.
  2. In all my words and actions direct my thoughts and feelings. In all unexpected occurances, do not let me forget that all is sent down by Thee.
  3. Teach me to deal straightforwardly and wisely with every member of my family, neither embarassing nor saddening anyone.
  4. O Lord, grant me 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. Amen.

2. St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Dallas, Texas
http://www.orthodox.net/trebnic/of-optina-elders.html

  1. Grant unto me, O Lord, that with peace of mind I may face all that this new day is to bring. Grant unto me to dedicate myself completely to Thy Holy Will. For every hour of this day, instruct and support me in all things. Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do Thou teach me to accept tranquilly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Thy Holy Will.
  2. Govern Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all cometh down from Thee.
  3. Teach me to behave sincerely and rationally toward every member of my family, that I may bring confusion and sorrow to none.
  4. Bestow upon me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day, and to bear my part in all its passing events. Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to love. Amen.

3. JoyInSorrow.com
Orthodox
http://www.joyinsorrow.com/viewPrayer.asp?id=5

  1. O Lord, grant unto me that with Thy peace I may greet all that this day is to bring. Grant unto me grace to surrender myself completely to Thy holy will. In every hour of this day instruct and guide me in all things. Whatever tidings I may receive during this day, do Thou teach me to accept tranquilly in the firm belief that Thy holy will governs all.
  2. Govern Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When unforseen things occur, let me not forget that all is sent by Thee.
  3. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonably toward everyone, that I may bring confusion and sorrow to no one.
  4. Bestow on me, O Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my part in its events. Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to love.

4. Saint Mary's Orthodox Church. Bluefield, West Virginia
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese.
http://www.stmarysbluefield.org/Articles/9/the-prayer-of-the-optina-elders

  1. Grant to me, my Lord, that with peace of mind I may face all that this new day is to bring. Grant me grace to surrender myself completely to Your holy will. For every hour of this day instruct and prepare me in all things. Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do You teach me to accept tranquilly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Your holy will.
  2. Govern my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all comes down from You.
  3. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonably toward every member of my family, that I may bring confusion and sorrow to none.
  4. Bestow on me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my part in all its passing events. Guide my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive and to love. Amen

5. Holy Theotokos Orthodox Church. Austin, Texas
Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe and the Americas
http://www.odox.net/monthly.html

  1. O Lord, grant me to meet everything that this coming day may bring me with spiritual peace. Grant me to surrender myself gladly to Thy holy will. In every hour of this coming day, support me in all my undertakings. Teach me to accept whatever news I may receive in the course of the day with peace of soul and with the firm conviction that Thy holy will is in all things.
  2. In all my words and actions, direct my thoughts, feelings and senses. In all unforeseen events, grant me not to forget that everything is sent by Thee.
  3. Teach me to act frankly and reasonably with everyone I meet, that none may be disturbed or embittered.
  4. O Lord, give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day and all that may happen in the course of the day. Guide my will, and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive and to love. Amen

6. The Feast of All Saints.
Roman Catholic Church (?)
http://feastofsaints.com/optinaelders.htm

  1. Grant to me, my Lord, that with peace of mind I may face all that this new day is to bring. Grant me grace to surrender myself completely to Your holy will. For every hour of this day instruct and prepare me in all things. Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do You teach me to accept tranquilly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Your holy will.
  2. Govern my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all comes down from You.
  3. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonably toward every member of my family, that I may bring confusion and sorrow to none.
  4. Bestow on me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my part in all its passing events. Guide my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive and to love. Amen


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