Building Prayer

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Building Prayer

O Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Who art the Brightness and Image of the unoriginate Father, the Cornerstone hewn from the Virgin Mountain without seed of man, the Foundation immovable of Thy Church, Who also, through the shedding of Thy precious blood, hast founded Thy Church and hast raised it up by Thy death, perfected it by Thy Resurrection, blessed it by Thine Ascension and sanctified and enlarged it by the descent of Thy Holy Spirit, unto Thee do we now humbly pray:

Send down the grace of Thy Holy Spirit, and bless all aspects of our labor to erect a holy temple to the glory of Thine all-holy Name and in honor and memory of Thy holy, glorious Great-martyr George. Preserve this parish in Thy peace, which is beyond human comprehension. Be Thou, Who art the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning, the Increase and the Completion of our work, Thou Who from eternity hast created all things. Bless our congregation, parish council and building committee, the architects, engineers, contractors, laborers, artisans and all who work for the establishment of Thy temple and for the furtherance of the Holy Orthodox Christian Faith in our community. Prosper Thou the work of their hands, and, by Thy divine providence, abundantly multiply all things necessary for the building and completion of Thy holy temple, that it may be perfect and filled with Thy glory and that in it may be glorified Thy great and all-holy Name, together with that of Thy Father and of Thine all-holy Spirit, always, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

Amen.