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The last prayer of St. George

 

 When Saint George was brought at the place of his martyrdom, he asked his executioners to give him a little bit of time and after lifting his eyes to heaven, he exclaimed from the depths of his heart: “My Lord and God, to whom I belong since birth and I have placed all my hopes; You that have given me courage and have prepared me for this struggle; You who are my sweet hope, the true promise, the unaltered love of the holy souls; You who look attentively at the intentions of our hearts and satisfy our desires, before we even request them in our prayers; You, I say, help me to complete successfully this struggle, which I have undertaken for the confession of Your name, and receive my soul, which after preserving it above the evil spirits, place it with those who have pleased You over the centuries. And forgive, my Master, all this people for what they ignorantly have done to me, and make them worthy to truly recognize You, because You are blessed for now and forever.”

 

Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last prayer of St. George