Keep Us in Peace

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O Lord our God,
keep us in peace
during this night
and at all times.
Keep our hearts
and thoughts secure
in holy reverence for you,
so that we may be protected at all times
from the snares of the enemy.
And let us offer blessing and glory
to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
now and forever
and unto the ages of ages.

Source: Armenian Prayer

Original in Armenian:

Der Asdvadz mer, ays keesher yev amen aden khaghagh bahe mez. Mer mdadzoomne’ruh yev khorhoortneruh pevervadz bahe koo soorp yergyoogheet mech, vorbes zee meeshd kezmov bashdbanveenk tushnamee-een vorokaytneren. Yev kezee madootsanenk orhnootyoon yev park Hor yev Vortvo yev Hokvooyn Surpo, a’yzhum yev haveedya’nus haveedeneets. Amen.


Armenian Morning Prayer

O God, creator of light:
at the rising of your sun this morning,
let the greatest of all lights, your love,
rise like the sun within our hearts.

Source: Armenian Apostolic Church

Source of this version: The Catholic Prayer Book, © 1986 Servant Books, Cincinnati OH

Also found here:

Even Two or Three

O Lord God,
you have taught us to pray all together,
and have promised to hear the united voices
of two or three calling your name;
hear now, O Lord, the prayers of your servants.
Save us, and in this world give us knowledge of your truth,
and in the world to come life everlasting;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Armenian Liturgy

Source of this version:  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee, © 1953 (Public domain in the U.S.)

“two or three calling your name” is a reference to Matthew 18:20

This prayer is similar to an early prayer by St. John Chrysostom.


Keep Us in Peace

Keep us in peace, O Christ our God,
under the protection of your holy cross;
save us from our enemies, visible and invisible,
that we may glorify + you with thanksgiving,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.

Source: Dismissal from the Armenian Orthodox liturgy

Source of this version: Modified from

Also found here: The Oxford Book of Prayer, ed. Appleton, © 1985, 1992