“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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  • A Friend
    A Friend Canada
    Dear Brothers, Prayers of thanksgiving for your faithful intercession. Please continue to pray for comfort, hope, relief and healing for all being ground down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please pray for people who have non-Covid medical diagnostic tests, treatments and surgeries delayed because of the pandemic and its overwhelming demands on health systems. May our Lord keep them close in His loving care and calm their fears as they are forced to wait.

    Dear Brothers,
    Prayers of thanksgiving for your faithful intercession.
    Please continue to pray for comfort, hope, relief and healing for all being ground down by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Please pray for people who have non-Covid medical diagnostic tests, treatments and surgeries delayed because of the pandemic and its overwhelming demands on health systems. May our Lord keep them close in His loving care and calm their fears as they are forced to wait.

  • Amy
    Amy Sacramento
    Please pray for the blessed repose of Eleanor Kliewe.

    Please pray for the blessed repose of Eleanor Kliewe.

  • Joseph
    Joseph Europe
    Dear Reverend Fathers and Brothers, Please pray that I may be able to start afresh elsewhere or that I may bear my current situation as long as God wills it. Please also pray for my ex fiancée and all my benefactors, especially my parents. Thank you and God bless!

    Dear Reverend Fathers and Brothers,

    Please pray that I may be able to start afresh elsewhere or that I may bear my current situation as long as God wills it. Please also pray for my ex fiancée and all my benefactors, especially my parents. Thank you and God bless!

  • TD
    TD Canada
    Reverend Fathers and Brothers, Please pray for Christ's peace to envelope the whole of your American country, to rid it of the evil, hatred and lies that have been spawned and spread by the self-serving messianic individual in power into the minds and hearts of millions of deceived citizens. Bring truth to bear and healing throughout the land.

    Reverend Fathers and Brothers,
    Please pray for Christ's peace to envelope the whole of your American country, to rid it of the evil, hatred and lies that have been spawned and spread by the self-serving messianic individual in power into the minds and hearts of millions of deceived citizens. Bring truth to bear and healing throughout the land.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Santa Paula Californiapls
    Pls pray for Deborah Carrillo and fam. to be delivered, healed from covid-19. May Jesus help them spiritually, physically and financially. Thank you God bless you

    Pls pray for Deborah Carrillo and fam. to be delivered, healed from covid-19. May Jesus help them spiritually, physically and financially. Thank you God bless you

  • Joseph
    Joseph Europe
    Dear Reverend Fathers and Brothers, Please pray for the conversion of Afghanistan and the Maldives, my ex fiancée who suffers from Borderline and that the wounds of our breakup may be healed one day. Thank you and God bless!

    Dear Reverend Fathers and Brothers,

    Please pray for the conversion of Afghanistan and the Maldives, my ex fiancée who suffers from Borderline and that the wounds of our breakup may be healed one day.

    Thank you and God bless!

  • amy seyfried
    amy seyfried carmichael
    Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tetyana. Here is a translation of article from Ukrainian newspaper. Thank you and God bless. Lviv icon painter Tetyana Duman-Skop died October 29, 2020 at 10:11 Lviv icon painter Tetyana Duman, the wife of the artist Lev Skop, died last night from a serious cancer. “At 4:30 p.m. our Tanya died. If you wanted to help us in some way - transfer funds to oxygen devices. My little girl went to the beloved Lord. We don't need anything anymore, ”journalist Vasylyna Duman, Tetyana Duman's sister, told Facebook. We will add, at Tatyana Duman-Skop more than a year ago found a brain tumor (gliosarcoma). She underwent several surgeries, underwent chemotherapy, was treated in Ukraine and in foreign hospitals, but recently a new outbreak has emerged. The artist died at the hospital. It should be noted that Tatiana, together with her husband Lev Skop, were volunteers and helped the military in eastern Ukraine.

    Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tetyana. Here is a translation of article from Ukrainian newspaper. Thank you and God bless.

    Lviv icon painter Tetyana Duman-Skop died
    October 29, 2020 at 10:11
    Lviv icon painter Tetyana Duman, the wife of the artist Lev Skop, died last night from a serious cancer.

    “At 4:30 p.m. our Tanya died. If you wanted to help us in some way - transfer funds to oxygen devices. My little girl went to the beloved Lord. We don't need anything anymore, ”journalist Vasylyna Duman, Tetyana Duman's sister, told Facebook.

    We will add, at Tatyana Duman-Skop more than a year ago found a brain tumor (gliosarcoma). She underwent several surgeries, underwent chemotherapy, was treated in Ukraine and in foreign hospitals, but recently a new outbreak has emerged. The artist died at the hospital.

    It should be noted that Tatiana, together with her husband Lev Skop, were volunteers and helped the military in eastern Ukraine.

  • Elizabeth Mary W
    Elizabeth Mary W San Antonio, Texas
    Pray for 3 yr old Sophia, my grand-daughter and her 30 yr old mother, Claire, my daughter. Pray for God's loving protection, light, wisdom, safety, salvation, and health. They left home on 11.9.20, no one has heard nor seen them since, they are missing. Pray for their safe return back to our family. Pray that authorities can help our family locate and reconnect them with our family. Pray for reconciliation and family bonding. Claire left home (with her young child) with no job, little money, emotionally distraught with a history of doing drugs, and no destination. May angels watch over them, guiding them quickly and safely home to family and to God. Thank you for your prayers.

    Pray for 3 yr old Sophia, my grand-daughter and her 30 yr old mother, Claire, my daughter. Pray for God's loving protection, light, wisdom, safety, salvation, and health. They left home on 11.9.20, no one has heard nor seen them since, they are missing. Pray for their safe return back to our family. Pray that authorities can help our family locate and reconnect them with our family. Pray for reconciliation and family bonding. Claire left home (with her young child) with no job, little money, emotionally distraught with a history of doing drugs, and no destination. May angels watch over them, guiding them quickly and safely home to family and to God. Thank you for your prayers.

  • Antoinette
    Antoinette Concord CA
    I really need to find a good position that offers great pay and is remote.

    I really need to find a good position that offers great pay and is remote.

  • Misha
    Misha Frisco, Texas
    Please pray that I can get past my 3week post a cute withdrawal symptoms returning hurdle, & stop smoking crack to the point of oblivion. Pray that I get over my death wish & that I find a reason to go on living. Pray that I can pick up my 30day clean & serene Narcotics Anonymous & Cocaine Anonymous key tags. Pray that I can remain clean the rest of my life & pray that I may pick up my 60, 90, 6mo, 9mo, 1year, 18mos, & then go on to claim my yearly Narcotics Anonymous & Cocaine Anonymous key tags. Please pray for my dad, that his prostate cancer remains @ only stage 1 @ his appt. in January, & that the stress

    Please pray that I can get past my 3week post a cute withdrawal symptoms returning hurdle, & stop smoking crack to the point of oblivion. Pray that I get over my death wish & that I find a reason to go on living. Pray that I can pick up my 30day clean & serene Narcotics Anonymous & Cocaine Anonymous key tags. Pray that I can remain clean the rest of my life & pray that I may pick up my 60, 90, 6mo, 9mo, 1year, 18mos, & then go on to claim my yearly Narcotics Anonymous & Cocaine Anonymous key tags. Please pray for my dad, that his prostate cancer remains @ only stage 1 @ his appt. in January, & that the stress