“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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  • 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.

  • Maria
    Maria România
    CHRIST IS RISEN! Please pray for spiritual father Amfilohie and gerontissa Evloghia with the nuns and for priests Vasile, Cristian and Gabriel with their wifes Lenuța, Cristina and Elena. Also for me, Maria and my mom Monica, and for Anca, Ilie, Dorina, Traian, Adrian. Thank you very much! May the Mother of God bless every day your saint monastery

    CHRIST IS RISEN! Please pray for spiritual father Amfilohie and gerontissa Evloghia with the nuns and for priests Vasile, Cristian and Gabriel with their wifes Lenuța, Cristina and Elena. Also for me, Maria and my mom Monica, and for Anca, Ilie, Dorina, Traian, Adrian. Thank you very much! May the Mother of God bless every day your saint monastery

  • Wade Family
    Wade Family USA
    The enemy has tried to keep us ensnared in financial difficulties please pray that me and my son don't lose our cars and that we are able to pay our rent. Please pray that we don't lose our storage's. It has everything we own it. Please pray that God gives us favor and the people wait for us to give them the money and papers needed to keep our cars. its our only transportation to work and i have a medical condition. Please God to have mercy upon us and give us favor with all the right people and that he touches their hearts on our behalf.Please pray that i do well on this new job and catch on fast to the job duties and pray that it becomes a permanent job for me and they keep me on.

    The enemy has tried to keep us ensnared in financial difficulties please pray that me and my son don't lose our cars and that we are able to pay our rent. Please pray that we don't lose our storage's. It has everything we own it. Please pray that God gives us favor and the people wait for us to give them the money and papers needed to keep our cars. its our only transportation to work and i have a medical condition. Please God to have mercy upon us and give us favor with all the right people and that he touches their hearts on our behalf.Please pray that i do well on this new job and catch on fast to the job duties and pray that it becomes a permanent job for me and they keep me on.

  • a
    a ca
    Blessed repose and eternal memory, Brother Timothy

    Blessed repose and eternal memory, Brother Timothy