Biblical References

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“I Confess with Faith”

The “Havadov Khosdovanim” prayer

ՀԱՎԱՏՈՎ ԽՈՍՏՈՎԱՆԻՄ

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St. Nerses the Gracious

Սուրբ Ներսէս Շնորհալի

 

Confess with Faith script

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I confess with faith and worship you, I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets (Acts 24,14). That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10,9). For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God” (Romans 14,11). Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2,11). Let all the angels of God worship Him (Hebrews 1,6).
I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God (Genesis 24,48). Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 29,2). He is your Lord, worship Him (Psalm 45,11). All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And shall glorify Your name (Psalm 86,9). Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth (Psalm 96,9). Give glory to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession to Him (Joshua 17,19). Now therefore, make confession to the Lord God of your fathers, and do His will (Ezra 10,11).
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matt 28,19)
uncreated and immortal Essence. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen (1 Timothy 1,17).
creator of angels, humans and of all that exists. The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth (Isaiah 40,28). I am the Lord, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King (Isaiah 43,15).
Have mercy upon your creatures. Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David (Matt 15,22). Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David (Matt 20,30-31). Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me (Mark 10,47-48), (Luke 18,38-39). Jesus, Master, have mercy on us (Luke 17,13).
You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed (Exodus 15,13). Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer (Psalm 4,1). Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak (Psalm 6,2). I have trusted in Your mercy (Pslam 13,5). Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted (Psalm 25,16). Have mercy upon me, and answer me (Psalm 27,7). Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me; Lord, be my helper! (Psalm 30,10). Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble (Psalm 31,9). Have mercy upon me, O God (Psalm 51,1). Oh, turn to me, and have mercy on me (Psalm 86,16).
Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt (Psalm 123,3). To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness (Daniel 9,9).
and on me, a manifold sinner. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3,23). I have sinned greatly in what I have done; but now, I pray, O Lord, take away the iniquity of Your servant (2 Samuel 24,10).
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I confess with faith and worship you,
O Indivisible Light, In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it (John 1,4-5). That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world (John 1,9). The light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light (John 3,19).
Ι am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life (John 8,12). As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world (John 9,5). While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light (John 12,36). I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me, should not abide in darkness (John 12,46).
The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them (2 Corinthians 4,4). For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4,6). Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights (James 1,17). God is light and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1,5).
The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27,1). O God, in Your light we see light (Psalm 36,9). O God, send out Your light and Your truth (Psalm 43,3), the light of Your countenance (Psalm 89,15) (Psalm 90,8).
The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light. Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the Lord will be your everlasting light (Isaiah 60,19-20).
unified Holy Trinity and one Godhead. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one (Deuteronomy 6,4). Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? (Malachi 2,10)
Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one (Mark 12,29). For there is one God, and there is no other but He (Mark 12,32). We have one Father – God (John 8,41). There is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live (1 Corinthians 8,6). God is one (Galatians 3,20), one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Ephesians 4,6). For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2,5).
creator of light and dispeller of darkness, indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You (Psalm 139,12). Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as light excels darkness (Ecclesiastes 2,13). He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him (Daniel 2,22).
Therefore glorify the Lord in the dawning light (Isaiah 24,15). Thus says the Lord to His anointed, I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things (Isaiah 45,7).
dispel from my soul the darkness of sin and ignorance, When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me (Micah 7,8). He will bring me forth to the light; I will see His righteousness (Micah 7,9). The Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts (1 Corinthians 4,5).
and enlighten my mind at this moment, our God may enlighten our eyes (Ezra 9,8). O Lord my God; Enlighten my eyes (Psalm 13,3). The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness (Psalm 18,28). The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes (Psalm 19,8).
so that I may pray to you according to your will. Now, therefore I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight (Exodus 33,13). I pray, let the power of my Lord be great (Numbers 14,17). I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy (Numbers 14,19). I pray, O God of Israel, let Your word come true, which You have spoken to Your servant David my father. (1 Kings 8,26).
and receive from you the fulfillment of my requests. I pray, O Lord, take away the iniquity of Your servant (2 Samuel 24,10). Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O Lord my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You today (1 Kings 18,28). You may hear the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place. And may You hear the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. Hear in heaven Your dwelling place; and when You hear, forgive. (1 Kings 18,29-30).
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Heavenly Father, true God,
who sent your beloved Son to seek the lost sheep.
I have sinned against heaven and before you;
receive me as the prodigal son,
and clothe me with my former garment,
of which I was deprived by sin.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Son of God, true God,
who descended from the bosom of the Father,
and took on flesh from the holy Virgin Mary for our salvation;
crucified, buried, and raised from the dead,
ascended in glory to the Father;
I have sinned against heaven and before you;
remember me like the penitent thief
when you come into your kingdom.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Spirit of God, true God,
who descended on the river Jordan,
and into the Upper Room;
who enlightened me by the baptism of the Holy Font,
I have sinned against heaven and before you.
Purify me again with your divine fire,
as the fiery tongues purified the Holy Apostles.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Uncreated Essence, I have sinned against you,
with my mind, with my soul and with my body,
remember not my former sins
for the sake of your Holy Name.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Beholder of all, I have sinned against you,
in thought, word and deed;
erase the record of my transgressions,
and write my name in the book of Life.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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O Searcher of secrets, I have sinned against you,
willingly and inadvertently, knowingly and unknowingly.
Grant forgiveness unto me a sinner;
since from my birth through the holy baptism, until this day,
I have sinned before you Lord,
with all my senses and in all the members of my body.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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All-provident Lord,
place your holy awe as a guardian before my eyes,
so that I may not look with askance;
before my ears, not to delight in hearing evil discourses,
before my mouth, not to speak falsehood,
before my heart, not to mediate wickedness,
before my hands, not to commit injustice,
before my feet, not to walk on the paths of iniquity;
rather, guide always my motions,
that they may be according to all your commandments.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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O Christ, the quickening fire,
inflame my soul with the fire of your love
that you dispersed over the earth,
so that it may consume the stains of my soul;
cleanse my conscience and my mind,
purify my body from sin,
and kindle the light of your knowledge in my heart.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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O Jesus, wisdom of the Father,
grant me the wisdom that I may always
think, speak, and do what is good in your sight;
deliver me from evil thoughts, words and deeds.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Benevolent Lord, your will encompasses all that is good;
you are the director of the will.
Do not let me follow the inclinations of my heart;
rather, guide me to always walk according to your good pleasure.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Heavenly King, grant me your kingdom
which was promised to your beloved,
and strengthen my heart to hate sin,
and to love only you, and to do your will.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Upholder of all creatures,
preserve by the sign of your cross,
my soul and body, from the allurements of sin,
from the temptation of evil, from unjust people,
and from all dangers physical and spiritual.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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O Christ, guardian of all,
may your right hand guard and shelter me, day and night;
while at home and while traveling;
while I am sleeping and while I am awake,
so that I may never falter.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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My God, inside your open hand
the whole creation is filled with your bounty.
Unto you I commit my being; take care of me
and provide the needful for my soul and body,
from this time forth for evermore.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Finder of the lost,
turn me away from my evil habits to good ones;
and imprint on my soul the dreadful day of death,
the fear of eternal punishment,
and the love of your kingdom,
so that I may repent of my sins,
and I may follow the path of righteousness.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Fountain of immortality,
cause the tears of repentance to flow from my heart,
like those of Mary Magdalene,
so that before I depart this world,
I may wash away the sins of my soul.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Grantor of mercy,
grant that I may come to you
with true faith, with good works,
and the communion of your Holy Body and Blood.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Benevolent Lord,
commit me to a good angel,
who may deliver up my soul in peace,
and convey it undisturbed
through the malice of evil, to heavenly places.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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O Christ, the true Light,
make my soul worthy to encounter with joy
the light of your divine glory,
on the day I will be called by you;
and to rest in good hope,
in the mansions of the righteous,
until the great day of your coming.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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Righteous judge,
when you come with the glory of the Father
to judge the living and the dead,
do not enter into judgment with your servant;
but save me from the eternal fire,
and make me worthy to hear
the most blessed call of the righteous
for those who will enter to your heavenly kingdom.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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All-merciful Lord,
have mercy on all those who believe in you;
on my beloved ones, and on those who are strangers to me;
on all those I know, and on those unknown to me;
on the living and on the dead;
even forgive my enemies, and those who hate me,
forgive the trespasses they have committed against me;
and relieve them from the malice they bear towards me,
so that they become worthy of your mercy.
Have mercy upon your creatures,
and on me, a manifold sinner.
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O glorious Lord, receive the prayers of your servant;
and fulfill my requests that are deemed good.
Through the intercession of the Holy Mother of God,
and St. John the Baptist, and St. Stephen the first martyr,
and St. Gregory our Illuminator, and the Holy Apostles,
Prophets, Doctors of the Church,
Martyrs, Patriarchs, Hermits, Virgins,
and all your saints in heaven and on earth.
Unto you, O indivisible Holy Trinity,
be glory and worship, forever and ever. Amen.
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All biblical extracts and references are derived from the english translation of the Holy Bible, using the New King James Version (NKJV).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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