A Prayer After Completing an Icon
You, Yourself, O LORD, are the fulfillment and completion of all good things. Fill my soul with joy and gladness, for You alone art the Lover of mankind.
Let Your grace sanctify and dwell within this icon, that it may edify and inspire those who gaze upon it and venerate it; that in glorifying the one depicted, they may be repentant of their sins and strengthened against every attack of the adversary.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos, the holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, and all the Saints, O Savior, save us! Amen.