“Prayer, by reason of its nature, is the converse and union of man with God, and by reasons of its actions,
upholds the world,and brings about reconciliation with God.”

~St. John Climacus, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS TOO: PRAY FOR UKRAINE.

Is there a stronger statement for the power of prayer than, "upholds the world?"  Some will accuse St. John of gross exaggeration but not the monk. 
Prayer brings joy to the monk's heart, peace to his soul, humbles him and makes him yearn for God.  We take our role in intercessory prayer very seriously
and welcome your petitions, large and small.  Please use either our Guestbook below or the more private form on the Contact page, and we will offer your
intentions during our Noon and Vespers offices where, given our numbers, Christ is always in our midst.

Thank you and may God bless you.  Glory to Jesus Christ!
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  • Flemming
    Flemming Olympia WA
    Please pray for the soul of my 50 year long friend: Lene, who suddenly passed away two weeks ago. She served others as a nurse all her life, and was only 68 when a heart attack took her home.

    Please pray for the soul of my 50 year long friend: Lene, who suddenly passed away two weeks ago. She served others as a nurse all her life, and was only 68 when a heart attack took her home.

  • John
    John Los Angeles
    Please pray for the health/well being of my parents, their finances, my work place issues and my peace of mind. I was diagnosed with being bipolar. I also have terrible anxiety. Thank you

    Please pray for the health/well being of my parents, their finances, my work place issues and my peace of mind. I was diagnosed with being bipolar. I also have terrible anxiety. Thank you

  • Nicholas M
    Nicholas M San Antonio, TX
    Please pray for the soul of my colleague, Regina Szyszkiewicz, who fell asleep in the Lord today.

    Please pray for the soul of my colleague, Regina Szyszkiewicz, who fell asleep in the Lord today.

  • Jerry
    Jerry Arizona
    Please pray for my faith, my family's conversion, my abstinence from sin, and my deceased loved ones.

    Please pray for my faith, my family's conversion, my abstinence from sin, and my deceased loved ones.

  • Jesse
    Jesse Rome
    Discernment and courage to keep following the Lord’s voice

    Discernment and courage to keep following the Lord’s voice

  • Stephen
    Stephen Alabama
    Please pray for peace in Ukraine. That the people of Ukraine may be able to return soon to their homeland in peace and freedom. Please pray the the conversion of the Russian people and especially their leader Putin. Please pray that the Holy Spirit guide world leaders. Please pray for the repose of the souls of civilians whom have lost their lives in the Ukraine and for the peace and consolation of their loved ones and families, and for the repose of the souls of both Ukrainian and Russian soldiers who have died and for peace and consolation for their families. Please let us pray for peace in our hearts, our families, in the church and in the world.

    Please pray for peace in Ukraine. That the people of Ukraine may be able to return soon to their homeland in peace and freedom. Please pray the the conversion of the Russian people and especially their leader Putin. Please pray that the Holy Spirit guide world leaders. Please pray for the repose of the souls of civilians whom have lost their lives in the Ukraine and for the peace and consolation of their loved ones and families, and for the repose of the souls of both Ukrainian and Russian soldiers who have died and for peace and consolation for their families. Please let us pray for peace in our hearts, our families, in the church and in the world.

  • Mary
    Mary California
    Dear Friends in Christ, Please pray for complete healing and restoration of a precious friendship with an adopted family member. May God bring our friendship to perfect charity. God bless you and thank you for your prayers. In the love of Jesus, Mary Bernadette 🙏🏻

    Dear Friends in Christ,
    Please pray for complete healing and restoration of a precious friendship with an adopted family member. May God bring our friendship to perfect charity.
    God bless you and thank you for your prayers.
    In the love of Jesus,
    Mary Bernadette 🙏🏻

  • Nicholas M
    Nicholas M San Antonio, TX
    Please pray for my colleague, Regina, who is going to be undergoing emergency surgery to remove two growths on her neck.

    Please pray for my colleague, Regina, who is going to be undergoing emergency surgery to remove two growths on her neck.

  • Diana
    Diana Missouri
    Pray our Lord blesses Vitoria this week passing all of her college entrance exams. Holy spirt be with her while she studies and takes the exams. Guardian angels be with Vitoria as she studies and takes her exams. Guide her to all the correct answers. Guide her in holiness and joy of life. Keep her safe and healthy

    Pray our Lord blesses Vitoria this week passing all of her college entrance exams. Holy spirt be with her while she studies and takes the exams. Guardian angels be with Vitoria as she studies and takes her exams. Guide her to all the correct answers. Guide her in holiness and joy of life. Keep her safe and healthy

  • Denise W
    Denise W Louisiana
    Please please pray for me. I filed my income tax and had it direct deposit to an account, but the people still hadn't post it yet. Please pray they post my money today and I don't lose my truck, that my lights don't get turned off, and that I can get my truck out the shop. Please pray I don't lose anything I have, I've lost so much already and had to start over so many times. It's extremely hard and I can't afford it. I just want a descent paying job and stability in my life so I can help take care of my family. I'm struggling mentally and emotionally to handle all of this

    Please please pray for me. I filed my income tax and had it direct deposit to an account, but the people still hadn't post it yet. Please pray they post my money today and I don't lose my truck, that my lights don't get turned off, and that I can get my truck out the shop. Please pray I don't lose anything I have, I've lost so much already and had to start over so many times. It's extremely hard and I can't afford it. I just want a descent paying job and stability in my life so I can help take care of my family. I'm struggling mentally and emotionally to handle all of this