Prayer of the Hours (6th Hour)

You who at every season and every hour, in Heaven and on earth art worshiped and glorified, O Christ God; long-suffering, merciful and compassionate; Who loves the just and shows mercy upon the sinner; Who calls all to salvation through the promise of blessings to come. O Lord, in this hour receive our supplications, and direct our lives according to Your commandments. Sanctify our souls. Purify our bodies. Correct our minds; cleanse our thoughts; and deliver us from all tribulations, evil, and distress. Surround us with Your holy angels, that guided and guarded by them, we may attain to the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of Your unapproachable glory. For You are blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.

A Prayer of the Sixth Hour

O Christ God, on the sixth day and hour, You nailed to the Cross the sin which rebellious Adam committed in paradise. Tear asunder also the bonds of our iniquity, and save us! You have wrought salvation in the midst of the earth, O Christ God. You stretched out Your all-pure hands upon the Cross. You gather together all the nations that cry aloud to You: “Glory to You, O Lord!” O God, Lord of hosts and maker of all created things, who in Your great compassion and mercy sent down Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for the redemption of mankind, and by His precious Cross destroyed the writing of our sins, thereby triumphing over the source and power of darkness: O Lord and lover of mankind, accept also the thanksgiving and fervent prayers of us sinners. Deliver us from every dark and harmful transgression and from all the visible and invisible enemies who seek to destroy us. Nail our flesh to the fear of You, and do not incline our hearts to words or thoughts of guile. But wound our souls with Your love, that ever looking to You, and guided by You in the light, and beholding You, the light ineffable and everlasting, we may offer ceaseless praise and thanksgiving to you. To the Father who has no beginning, together with your only-begotten Son, and Your All-Holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers and mothers, O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Amen!