Vouchsafe, O Lord are the first words of a prayer from the Vespers service of the Eastern Orthodox Church.[1] The end of the prayer marks the beginning of a new liturgical day.[2] The full text is:

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin.

Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers,

and praised and glorified is Your Name for ever. Amen.

Let Your mercy be upon us, O Lord,

even as we have set our hope on You.

Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.

Blessed are You, O Master; make me to understand Your commandments.

Blessed are You, O Holy One; enlighten me with Your precepts.

Your mercy endures forever, O Lord! Do not despise the works of Your hands!

To You belongs worship, to You belongs praise, to You

belongs glory: to the Father and to the Son and to the

Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen[3]


  1. ^ "OrthodoxWiki.org".
  2. ^ "Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts". OrthodoxWiki. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America".