“When you rise…”

We Must Start Out Our Day With God

Each and every day should begin with our thoughts turned towards God. At the very moment we open our eyes, we should be thanking the Lord for having slept through the night, safely, and give thanks for a new day.

Before we leave for work, we should observe, faithfully, the Morning Prayers, lighting our lampadas, and standing before our icons in prayer. Before we walk out the door, we should offer ourselves in service to God, asking Him to keep us safe from all harm, and for help in living out another day according to the Gospels.

When we begin our day in prayer, we are empowered with a peaceful heart, and enabled to bear witness to Christ, with a life that shines forth in holiness and love.

“You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up (Deuteronomy 11:19).”

With love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

About the author

Fr. Tryphon is the Abbot of the Monastery of the All-Merciful Saviour, which was established in 1986 by Archimandrite Dimitry (Egoroff) of blessed memory. The Monastery is under the omophore of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

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