Prayer of the Optina Elders
O Lord, grant that I may meet all that this coming day brings to me
with spiritual tranquility. Grant that I may fully surrender myself to
Your Holy Will.
At every hour of this day, direct and support me in all things.
Whatsoever news may reach me in the course of the day, teach me
to accept it with a calm soul and the firm conviction that all is
subject to Your Holy Will.
Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions. In all
unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is sent down
Grant that I may deal straightforwardly and wisely with every
member of my family, neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone.
O Lord, grant me the 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