“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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  • kathleen

    kathleen new york

    Please pray for healing of Tucker. He is in a deep depression. He is my daughter Veronica's ex-boyfriend and also a Mormon. He is wounded, disillusioned and is in need of protection. Also, please pray for my whole family: Joseph, Kathleen, Luke, Maureen, Leo, Bennett, Aurora, Mike, Claire, Peter, Paul, John, Veronica and Magdalene. Especially: Paul, John, Claire and Veronica. Thank you.

    Please pray for healing of Tucker. He is in a deep depression. He is my daughter Veronica's ex-boyfriend and also a Mormon. He is wounded, disillusioned and is in need of protection. Also, please pray for my whole family: Joseph, Kathleen, Luke, Maureen, Leo, Bennett, Aurora, Mike, Claire, Peter, Paul, John, Veronica and Magdalene. Especially: Paul, John, Claire and Veronica. Thank you.

  • Margaret Ingraham

    Margaret Ingraham Upstate NY

    For all of my intentions in my heart....especially my children Thomas and Mary who have decided they no longer want to attend Mass. For my brother Kevin who is sick with lung cancer but doing well! For a miracle for him through the intercession of St.Sharbel of Lebanon. For my mother Jane who has been sick and not able to speak for years with Alzheimer's Disease. For my fingers that are all hurt from bike riding! For EVERYONE I know and love!! Thank you.

    For all of my intentions in my heart....especially my children Thomas and Mary who have decided they no longer want to attend Mass. For my brother Kevin who is sick with lung cancer but doing well! For a miracle for him through the intercession of St.Sharbel of Lebanon. For my mother Jane who has been sick and not able to speak for years with Alzheimer's Disease. For my fingers that are all hurt from bike riding! For EVERYONE I know and love!! Thank you.

  • nn

    nn ina

    please pray for Damianus aditya christie and myself. I have been waiting for reconciliation and to forgive each other, peaces for me and him, I have been struggling with pain. You always know what was happened because You see everything a most hidden corner, in suffering and disappointments. I come with a broken heart, he keeps away from me like crazy, he doesn't respond to anything, arrogant and acts selfishly. please pity me Father, please soften and touch Damianus aditya christie heart for me. I can't touch his heart, i know that prayer is a powerful thing. Without Your graces, we cannot accomplish anything. only God can change people's hearts. please remove pride from his heart. please help me face things that are beyond my capabilities. because God, You have power to help me. and if You don't want this reconciliation to happen, please give me strength to overcome the bitterness. Teach me how to remain grateful, although this is the most difficult. teach me to love you more than anything. I really need a miracle, thank you

    please pray for Damianus aditya christie and myself. I have been waiting for reconciliation and to forgive each other, peaces for me and him, I have been struggling with pain. You always know what was happened because You see everything a most hidden corner, in suffering and disappointments. I come with a broken heart, he keeps away from me like crazy, he doesn't respond to anything, arrogant and acts selfishly. please pity me Father, please soften and touch Damianus aditya christie heart for me. I can't touch his heart, i know that prayer is a powerful thing. Without Your graces, we cannot accomplish anything. only God can change people's hearts. please remove pride from his heart. please help me face things that are beyond my capabilities. because God, You have power to help me. and if You don't want this reconciliation to happen, please give me strength to overcome the bitterness. Teach me how to remain grateful, although this is the most difficult. teach me to love you more than anything. I really need a miracle, thank you

  • Erik

    Erik US

    I hurt my two friends and betrayed their trust. I pray that they will heal speedily and that they'll forgive me. I pray that God will forgive me. I pray that I will have the strength to forgive myself.

    I hurt my two friends and betrayed their trust. I pray that they will heal speedily and that they'll forgive me. I pray that God will forgive me. I pray that I will have the strength to forgive myself.

  • John O'Brien

    John O'Brien Ireland

    Greeting's from Ireland to you all, Please pray for my wife Ina O'Brien who is suffering from Alzheimer's and getting worse very quickly, please pray that we will be able to care for her at home,please God. Please pray for my brother Father Joseph O'Brien a retired catholic priest who is also suffering from Alzheimer's, please pray that things will improve for him,please God. Many thanks and Gods Blessing on you all. John O'Brien from Ireland.

    Greeting's from Ireland to you all,
    Please pray for my wife Ina O'Brien who is suffering from Alzheimer's and getting worse very quickly, please pray that we will be able to care for her at home,please God.
    Please pray for my brother Father Joseph O'Brien a retired catholic priest who is also suffering from Alzheimer's, please pray that things will improve for him,please God.
    Many thanks and Gods Blessing on you all.
    John O'Brien from Ireland.

  • Claire

    Claire Salinas, California

    Please pray for life issue to come into the world. A crisis pregnancy in America. Healing of my heart from abuse . Healing for Loriann,bernadette,florence they may be well in faith. Pray for my family to return to the Catholic faith. Thank you.

    Please pray for life issue to come into the world. A crisis pregnancy in America. Healing of my heart from abuse . Healing for Loriann,bernadette,florence they may be well in faith. Pray for my family to return to the Catholic faith. Thank you.

  • Antonio

    Antonio Portugal

    Please pray on All Souls' Day for my deceased father and all my deceased relatives, that their souls may rest in peace! God bless you!

    Please pray on All Souls' Day for my deceased father and all my deceased relatives, that their souls may rest in peace!
    God bless you!

  • Alfred

    Alfred USA

    For Eric James MacDonald- Please pray for Eric's conversion to faith in Jesus Christ. Pray that God's love will heal his heart, soul, spirit, and life.Pray for a miracle turn around!!!

    For Eric James MacDonald- Please pray for Eric's conversion to faith in Jesus Christ. Pray that God's love will heal his heart, soul, spirit, and life.Pray for a miracle turn around!!!

  • Thomas

    Thomas England

    Dear brothers in Christ, Thank you for your inspiring witness to the gospel. You are a sign to the world of the possibility of Christian unity. Please pray for me as I start a new job next week. May God bless you and all those who visit your monastery.

    Dear brothers in Christ,
    Thank you for your inspiring witness to the gospel. You are a sign to the world of the possibility of Christian unity. Please pray for me as I start a new job next week. May God bless you and all those who visit your monastery.

  • Philip

    Philip CA

    Please help me pray to save my marriage. My wife Leah left 10 months ago and she is limiting communication. And my family business & home are going through a lot of financial turmoil. I ask to cancel any evil affecting me or my family now and forever. I ask God in the name of Jesus Christ to help me and my family with grace and blessings. Amen! Thank you and May God Bless your work and grant your prayers!

    Please help me pray to save my marriage. My wife Leah left 10 months ago and she is limiting communication. And my family business & home are going through a lot of financial turmoil. I ask to cancel any evil affecting me or my family now and forever. I ask God in the name of Jesus Christ to help me and my family with grace and blessings. Amen! Thank you and May God Bless your work and grant your prayers!