“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 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

  • Jim
    Jim Wheaton, IL
    My dear Monks, Please pray for my dear friend Barry, who passed away suddenly. He told his brother Jerry just yesterday that he wasn't feeling well, and was going to lie down to sleep for awhile. When his brother checked in on him a few hours later, though, he discovered that the Lord had unexpectedly called Barry home. Barry was only in his late 50s, and up until yesterday, appeared to be in fine health. At this time it's unknown if he was a victim of the virus, but in any case, his poor brother Jerry now finds himself alone and quarantined in their house in Atlanta, GA. So, at this time of great sorrow, he is isolated from his family and close friends, as the brothers are both natives of Wheaton IL. He will also likely have to make plans for a "virtual' funeral Mass too. Your prayers for the repose of Barry's soul, and for Jerry and his remaining siblings too, will be greatly appreciated. All the more so given the recent scarcity of our Eucharistic Lord. Let it also be a sign for us all to remain vigilant, as we know neither the day nor the hour that the Lord will call us home too. Your brother in Christ, Jim

    My dear Monks,

    Please pray for my dear friend Barry, who passed away suddenly. He told his brother Jerry just yesterday that he wasn't feeling well, and was going to lie down to sleep for awhile. When his brother checked in on him a few hours later, though, he discovered that the Lord had unexpectedly called Barry home.

    Barry was only in his late 50s, and up until yesterday, appeared to be in fine health. At this time it's unknown if he was a victim of the virus, but in any case, his poor brother Jerry now finds himself alone and quarantined in their house in Atlanta, GA. So, at this time of great sorrow, he is isolated from his family and close friends, as the brothers are both natives of Wheaton IL. He will also likely have to make plans for a "virtual' funeral Mass too.

    Your prayers for the repose of Barry's soul, and for Jerry and his remaining siblings too, will be greatly appreciated. All the more so given the recent scarcity of our Eucharistic Lord. Let it also be a sign for us all to remain vigilant, as we know neither the day nor the hour that the Lord will call us home too.

    Your brother in Christ,

    Jim

  • Cody
    Cody USa
    please pray for my protection and that I would receive a overflow of the grace of God thank you !

    please pray for my protection and that I would receive a overflow of the grace of God thank you !

  • tom douglass jr brother francis
    tom douglass jr brother francis arcata california
    Beloved monks, I'm sorry your right, it is written in the bible to say brief prayers in church. Sorry for being somewhat wordy sometime but i'm just learning and glad to learn with you good monks. I apologize brother Gideon for saying long prayers. I guess it is written in the holy bible. I love that book. I learned this week that it was written in sixteen hundred years. That a long time no wonder it is such a good book. Moses wrote a lot of the old testament and Christ's beloved disciples wrote the new testament. Could you correct me in private when I'm not proper because it is so very embarrassing and disheart ning when I corrected in the beautiful chapel at mount tabor. God bless you good monks I love you and peace be with you.

    Beloved monks,
    I'm sorry your right, it is written in the bible to say brief prayers in church. Sorry for being somewhat wordy sometime
    but i'm just learning and glad to learn with you good monks. I apologize brother Gideon for saying long prayers. I guess
    it is written in the holy bible. I love that book. I learned this week that it was written in sixteen hundred years. That a long
    time no wonder it is such a good book. Moses wrote a lot of the old testament and Christ's beloved disciples wrote
    the new testament. Could you correct me in private when I'm not proper because it is so very embarrassing and disheart
    ning when I corrected in the beautiful chapel at mount tabor. God bless you good monks I love you and peace be with you.

  • M
    M US
    Please pray for a speedy, complete cure of my brother and for strength and peace of soul to endure the treatment process ,so that we all can live thankful lives for Jesus , glorifying God. Thanks.

    Please pray for a speedy, complete cure of my brother and for strength and peace of soul to endure the treatment process ,so that we all can live thankful lives for Jesus , glorifying God. Thanks.