O Lord Jesus Christ our God, accept from us, Thine unworthy servants,
these words of thanksgiving: 

 for  Thou hast given unity to the Church of Russia and transformed into
joy the greatly painful cry of Thy  servants.  

 Hearken now to our supplication: 

 Bring Thine own laborers unto the harvest, that the Church may not lack
good pastors to enlighten so great a multitude of those who have not
been taught the Faith or have fallen away therefrom. 


 Instill obedience to Thee in those who govern, and justice and mercy in
 their judgments; compassion in the rich, and long-suffering in the

 that in our land the kingdom of  Christ may thus grow and increase, and
that Thou, O God Who art wondrous in Thy saints, may be  glorified

 Unto those who are led astray by heresies and schisms, who have fallen
away from  Thee or seek Thee not, show Thyself forth as almighty, that
not one of them may perish, but that all of  us may be saved and come to
the knowledge of the Truth:

 that all, in harmonious oneness of mind and  constant love, may glorify
Thy most honored name, O kind and patient-hearted Lord, unto the ages of

 On May 13, 2008, the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church
Outside of Russia adopted the Prayer for the Prosperity of the Church of
Russia, to be read during Divine Liturgy on the Ascension of the Lord;
and, as desired, on the feast day of All Russian Saints; the feast days
of St Vladimir, St Olga and especially-venerated Russian saints. This
prayer replaces the Prayer for the Salvation of Russia.