Orthodox River

Prayers of Saint Philaret

Lord I do not know what to beg of Thee; Thou alone knowest what is needed for me. Thou lovest me more than I know how to love Thee. O Father, give to Thy slave that for which I do not even know how to beg. I do not dare to ask for either a cross or for consolation; I am only standing before Thee with my heart open to Thee. Thou seest my needs which I do not even know; see and deal with me according to Thy mercy. Purge and heal me, humble me and raise me; I am in awe before Thee and I am silent before Thy will and Thy unfathomable ways for me. I am bring myself as a sacrafice to Thee; teach me to pray. Pray Thyself within me.