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February 10, 2021

A Prayer for Those Who Have Fallen Into Melancholy

By Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Mani

Master Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, Slow to Anger, Very Compassionate, and Almighty, whose philanthropy is as an incomprehensible sea, whose goodness is as an inexhaustible well, the mighty aid and help of the hopeless.

Send down Your rich compassion on this Your servant (...), who has fallen into melancholy, and deliver them from all afflictions and depression, stress and anxiety, frustration, bitterness and sorrow.

Give them healing of this continuous sickness and weakness, dizziness and turmoil. Grant them deliverance from all grief and state of listlessness.

Yes, You who are easy to reconcile with and are very merciful, plant in their heart joy and gladness, meekness and serenity.

Send them an Angel from Your holy heavenly dwelling, a vigilant guardian, to strengthen them and protect them from all the wickedness and influence of the evil one.

Raise a gladsome light on their face, a light of relaxation, rejoicing and peace.

By the grace of Your Father who is without beginning and Your life-giving Spirit, and the prayers and intercessions of Your all-immaculate Mother and all the Saints. Amen.

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Ευχή εις Περιπεσόντα εν Μελαγχολία

Δέσποτα Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, Μακρόθυμε, Πολυεύσπλαχνε καὶ Παντοδύναμε, τὸ τῆς φιλανθρωπίας ἀνεξιχνίαστον πέλαγος, ἡ ἀνεξάντλητος τῆς ἀγαθότητος πηγή, ἡ κραταιὰ ἀντίληψις καὶ βοήθεια τῶν ἀπηλπισμένων,

Κατάπεμψον τοὺς πλουσίους Σου οἰκτιρμοὺς ἐπὶ τὸν δοῦλόν Σου τοῦτον (...), τὸν περιπεσόντα ἐν μελαγχολίᾳ καὶ ῥῦσαι αὐτὸν ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως καὶ καταθλίψεως, ἄγχους καὶ ἀγωνίας, ἀπογοητεύσεως, πικρίας καὶ στενοχωρίας.

Χορήγησον τὴν ἴασιν ἐκ τῆς συνεχούσης αὐτὸν ἀσθενείας καὶ ἀδυναμίας, ζάλης καὶ ταραχῆς. Δώρησαι αὐτῷ τὴν ἐκ πάντων τῶν ἀνιαρῶν καὶ ραθύμων καταστάσεων ἀπαλλαγήν.

Ναί, εὐδιάλλακτε καὶ πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐμφύτευσον ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ χαρὰν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, πραότητα καὶ γαλήνην.

Ἄγγελον ἐξ ἁγίου οὐρανίου κατοικητηρίου Σου ἀπόστειλον αὐτῷ, φύλακα ἄγρυπνον, ἐνισχύοντα αὐτὸν καὶ προστατεύοντα ἀπό παντὸς κακοῦ καὶ ἐπηρείας τοῦ πονηροῦ.

Ἀνάτειλον φῶς ἱλαρὸν ἐν τῷ προσώπῳ αὐτοῦ, φῶς ἀναψυχῆς, ἀγαλλιάσεως καὶ εἰρήνης,

Χάριτι τοῦ ἀνάρχου Σου Πατρός καὶ τοῦ ζωοποιοῦ Σου Πνεύματος, εὐχαῖς καὶ πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Σου Μητρὸς καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων. ΑΜΗΝ.