O, God and Master of the world! Mercifully protect Thy creature, in these morning hours: Let Thine eyes, millions of times brighter than the sun, vivify and enlighten my soul, darkened by sin. Deliver me from despondency and slothfulness, grant me joy and vigor of soul, that with a glad heart I may praise Thy mercy and boundless greatness. For Thou, Lord, are my Creator and the Master of my life and to Thee Thy reasonable creatures every hour ascribe glory and praise, both now and ever and to ages of ages. Amen.

by St John Kronstadt

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