“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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  • Antonio
    Antonio Portugal
    Please pray for the eternal repose of my deceased father, that his soul may rest in peace!

    Please pray for the eternal repose of my deceased father, that his soul may rest in peace!

  • Petrissa
    Petrissa Germany
    Please pray with me and for me that I can finally forgive myself from the bottom of my heart for what Jesus has already forgiven me in confession and that I can let go of my past forever and, if necessary, forget my guilt or that God uses my guilt to draw me closer to Him. Please pray for me that I am able to begin a new in the love of the Holy Spirit and to convert myself more and more to Jesus. Please pray for me and with me that I can trust and believe in the merciful love of Jesus more and more and that the devils have to let go of me and are no longer allowed to keep reproaching my past guilt and that they are no longer allowed to confuse and frighten me. Please pray for me for deliverance and a new life in the love, grace and mercy of God. Please pray for me to have great trust in God's mercy and that the confessed guilt can no longer keep me away from God and when there is still something wrong in my life, when there is still sin, that God shows me what is wrong and fills me with repentance and draws me closer to Him and converts me to Him. Please pray also with me for the grace and virtue of true humility from the heart and for liberation from the ego-spirit. Thank you very much!

    Please pray with me and for me that I can finally forgive myself from the bottom of my heart for what Jesus has already forgiven me in confession and that I can let go of my past forever and, if necessary, forget my guilt or that God uses my guilt to draw me closer to Him. Please pray for me that I am able to begin a new in the love of the Holy Spirit and to convert myself more and more to Jesus. Please pray for me and with me that I can trust and believe in the merciful love of Jesus more and more and that the devils have to let go of me and are no longer allowed to keep reproaching my past guilt and that they are no longer allowed to confuse and frighten me. Please pray for me for deliverance and a new life in the love, grace and mercy of God. Please pray for me to have great trust in God's mercy and that the confessed guilt can no longer keep me away from God and when there is still something wrong in my life, when there is still sin, that God shows me what is wrong and fills me with repentance and draws me closer to Him and converts me to Him.
    Please pray also with me for the grace and virtue of true humility from the heart and for liberation from the ego-spirit.
    Thank you very much!

  • Joey Drouhard
    Joey Drouhard Knoxville TN
    My dear Monks, I am the sister of Basil Gogar who plans to visit you all during the Dormition. My husband and I are requesting fervent prayers for our son Joseph (Joey) Drouhard who has autism, intellectual disorder, and bipolar. He is suffering terribly right now with these "episodes" which three of his doctors believe are seizures, and we are waiting for his appointment to the Epilepsy Center in Atlanta on September 4. This past Friday and Saturday was the worst we ever saw him - self-injurious behaviors are through the roof (biting his tongue, lips and wrist until they bleed), his "episodes" and tremors are increasing drastically in frequency and duration as well as aggressiveness because he doesn't understand what's happening to him. He just got over Covid19, so I ask for prayers that he won't have any future ill effects from this terrible disease, and for a cure of his seizure condition or get it under control - whatever the Good Lord wills - as well as a cancellation date so that Joey can go to the epilepsy center ASAP. Joey is not eating due to the condition of his mouth - already he has lost 27 pounds in the last two months. Please pray for him, and we thank you with all of our hearts. May Our Dear Blessed Lord bless your monastery abundantly, and may the Sweet Theotokos continue to watch over you all. Darrell and Julie Drouhard

    My dear Monks,
    I am the sister of Basil Gogar who plans to visit you all during the Dormition. My husband and I are requesting fervent prayers for our son Joseph (Joey) Drouhard who has autism, intellectual disorder, and bipolar. He is suffering terribly right now with these "episodes" which three of his doctors believe are seizures, and we are waiting for his appointment to the Epilepsy Center in Atlanta on September 4. This past Friday and Saturday was the worst we ever saw him - self-injurious behaviors are through the roof (biting his tongue, lips and wrist until they bleed), his "episodes" and tremors are increasing drastically in frequency and duration as well as aggressiveness because he doesn't understand what's happening to him. He just got over Covid19, so I ask for prayers that he won't have any future ill effects from this terrible disease, and for a cure of his seizure condition or get it under control - whatever the Good Lord wills - as well as a cancellation date so that Joey can go to the epilepsy center ASAP. Joey is not eating due to the condition of his mouth - already he has lost 27 pounds in the last two months. Please pray for him, and we thank you with all of our hearts. May Our Dear Blessed Lord bless your monastery abundantly, and may the Sweet Theotokos continue to watch over you all.

    Darrell and Julie Drouhard

  • Teresa Drollman
    Teresa Drollman WA
    Please pray for a dear young family. June 17th, 2020, Joshua (35) was shot and killed by his wife Kathleen (31) as their sons Joe (7) and Thomas (5) looked on. They had suffered the sudden loss of their baby girl, Amelia, in Jan. 2019 at the age of 31 days. Josh is a paramedic and Kathleen was a medical resident, and neither of them were able to resuscitate her out on the highway, enroute to visit family in the Midwest. Last week they were again out on a highway in the Midwest, moving 6 hours away to Kathleen's new rural medical residency in Scotts Bluff. They were arguing, Josh pulled their pickup and trailer off the highway, and death ensued in the front seat, as their little boys watched from the back seat. Kathleen is held without bail, to appear in court July 2. Joe and Thomas are in protective custody by the State, and not to the loving arms of their grandparents. Their Grandma Lisa is a dear friend of mine. This whole family and all their friends are in such anguish. Please hold us all in prayer for a long time to come.

    Please pray for a dear young family. June 17th, 2020, Joshua (35) was shot and killed by his wife Kathleen (31) as their sons Joe (7) and Thomas (5) looked on. They had suffered the sudden loss of their baby girl, Amelia, in Jan. 2019 at the age of 31 days. Josh is a paramedic and Kathleen was a medical resident, and neither of them were able to resuscitate her out on the highway, enroute to visit family in the Midwest.

    Last week they were again out on a highway in the Midwest, moving 6 hours away to Kathleen's new rural medical residency in Scotts Bluff. They were arguing, Josh pulled their pickup and trailer off the highway, and death ensued in the front seat, as their little boys watched from the back seat. Kathleen is held without bail, to appear in court July 2. Joe and Thomas are in protective custody by the State, and not to the loving arms of their grandparents. Their Grandma Lisa is a dear friend of mine. This whole family and all their friends are in such anguish. Please hold us all in prayer for a long time to come.

  • Tal Bar On
    Tal Bar On Israel
    Please pray that I might hear God’s voice and desire to do His will as I discern my vocation in the Church.

    Please pray that I might hear God’s voice and desire to do His will as I discern my vocation in the Church.

  • CJ Bauers
    CJ Bauers Berkeley, CA
    Please pray for my friend Stephen as he goes in for surgery tomorrow.

    Please pray for my friend Stephen as he goes in for surgery tomorrow.

  • Eva Hernandez
    Eva Hernandez Usa
    Please pray for the physical, emotional, mental and financial well-being of Eva, Todd, Markie and Diane. For Cesar and Diane to stop fighting and have a happy marriage. That they will be able to have children. For Diane to get well from her ibs and nerves.Thank you.

    Please pray for the physical, emotional, mental and financial well-being of Eva, Todd, Markie and Diane. For Cesar and Diane to stop fighting and have a happy marriage. That they will be able to have children. For Diane to get well from her ibs and nerves.Thank you.

  • Antonio
    Antonio Germany
    Please pray for my friend Elvis who has leukemia, and is in very serious conditions. Please pray for him that he will have a good healing and recovery!

    Please pray for my friend Elvis who has leukemia, and is in very serious conditions. Please pray for him that he will have a good healing and recovery!

  • Wade Family
    Wade Family USA
    Please pray for me, the devil has been telling me to kill myself constantly and I am so sad. Please pray that I get a good paying career job so that I can take care of my family and get blessed with a better home. I sleep on the floor and roaches crawl around and on me and i really want a secure safe home. They shoot where I live and try to break in. Please pray I get blessed with a good career ASAP and a safe home for me and my family soon somehow. Please pray that I get back in college and financial aid approves me. I really want to better my life and I just need some kind of open door and help. Please pray that God send me some help soon, because I am getting tired of fighting and want to give up.PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

    Please pray for me, the devil has been telling me to kill myself constantly and I am so sad. Please pray that I get a good paying career job so that I can take care of my family and get blessed with a better home. I sleep on the floor and roaches crawl around and on me and i really want a secure safe home. They shoot where I live and try to break in. Please pray I get blessed with a good career ASAP and a safe home for me and my family soon somehow. Please pray that I get back in college and financial aid approves me. I really want to better my life and I just need some kind of open door and help. Please pray that God send me some help soon, because I am getting tired of fighting and want to give up.PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

  • amysf
    amysf california
    Dear Fathers and Brothers, please pray for those in Puerto Rico affected by the earthquake. Dear Lord, keep Brother Maximos close.

    Dear Fathers and Brothers, please pray for those in Puerto Rico affected by the earthquake. Dear Lord, keep Brother Maximos close.