Feb 28 – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts for Wednesday of the Third Week of the Great Fast
LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS
At Psalm 140
In Tone 4
Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name.
Like the prodigal I squandered my paternal inheritance,
and now I am in desolation.
I dwell in the land of the wicked.
In my folly, I became like the unreasoning beasts,
stripped of all divine grace.
So I return and cry out to You:
O merciful and compassionate Father,
I have sinned, O God.
Receive me as a penitent and have mercy on me.
The just shall gather around me* when You have been good to me.