Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
—  Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4
By the prayers of our holy fathers...

This phrase shows up a lot in Byzantine Catholic daily prayers:

By the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us.  Amen.

It is the first thing you say when reciting daily prayers; you say it right after the Our Father; you say it at the end of daily prayers 

This short prayer is a stand-in for prayers that a priest would say were he present.  In church, the priest delivers the introductory prayer for any service: “Blessed be the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."  When a priest is not present (for your personal daily prayers), the prayer above substitutes for the priestly introduction.

Similarly, in a Liturgy, the priest finishes the Our Father: "For the kingdom, the power, and the glory…"  But when you’re praying on your own and recite the Our Father, this prayer stands in for the part of the Our Father that the priest would say.

It’s a very versatile little prayer, but you’ll never hear it at a Divine Liturgy because, of course, a priest is always present there.

anonymous asked:

Alright now @V I see you girl "Lauren's voice " 😂😂 an that is what "turn this bed into an ocean" means

What else could it mean?

@ v how do we know turning the bed into an ocean isn’t a metaphor for the tears we’ll cry from feeling the spirit of our holy father after a prayer session? that’s probably why they gave that solo to “allysus.” LOL JUST KIDDING I HAD TO WE ALL KNOW IT’S ABOUT GETTING WET.