“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
    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.

  • Denise W
    Denise W USA
    please pray for me and my kids. I really need a good job and stable safe home. I suffer with depression and never had stability in my life. I have medicine that helps me cope with life, but I need a financial breakthrough or help. I really need a good paying job so i can move into a safe home. I sleep on the floor with my daughter and we have roaches running across us. We never have enough and always struggling. I feel like a bad mother because i can't provide, but i want to. Please pray i get blessed with a good full time job asap and find a good home and the money for rent and deposit asap. I am really tired of fighting the enemy and i don't have a lot of faith anymore. I feel diminished in some capacity and hopeless at times.Please pray for me because i suffer with anxiety attacks before job interviews and i have low self esteem now. Pray that I get strenghth to keep going, because the enemy keeps telling me to kill myself. Please pray that i get a financial miracle asap!

    please pray for me and my kids. I really need a good job and stable safe home. I suffer with depression and never had stability in my life. I have medicine that helps me cope with life, but I need a financial breakthrough or help. I really need a good paying job so i can move into a safe home. I sleep on the floor with my daughter and we have roaches running across us. We never have enough and always struggling. I feel like a bad mother because i can't provide, but i want to. Please pray i get blessed with a good full time job asap and find a good home and the money for rent and deposit asap. I am really tired of fighting the enemy and i don't have a lot of faith anymore. I feel diminished in some capacity and hopeless at times.Please pray for me because i suffer with anxiety attacks before job interviews and i have low self esteem now. Pray that I get strenghth to keep going, because the enemy keeps telling me to kill myself. Please pray that i get a financial miracle asap!

  • Melanie
    Melanie Tennessee
    Greetings Saints... My husband and I are separated, and have been for over a year. He does not know God; even though he believes they have a strong bond and relationship. He lies, cheats, and does not take care of home like a leader should. Please pray for hos salvation... I know the power God has and I believe God can bring about a transfiguration in our marriage.

    Greetings Saints...
    My husband and I are separated, and have been for over a year. He does not know God; even though he believes they have a strong bond and relationship. He lies, cheats, and does not take care of home like a leader should. Please pray for hos salvation... I know the power God has and I believe God can bring about a transfiguration in our marriage.

  • Beth
    Beth US
    I am a cancer survivor - thanks be to God! However, since treatment my health had gone downhill.. Please pray for my health and that I am healthy; that no form of cancer ever returns and that the chemo has not damaged my heart - as I am feeling angina due to the treatment. Thank you

    I am a cancer survivor - thanks be to God! However, since treatment my health had gone downhill.. Please pray for my health and that I am healthy; that no form of cancer ever returns and that the chemo has not damaged my heart - as I am feeling angina due to the treatment. Thank you

  • Felix B.
    Felix B. Oregon, USA
    Pray for my mother, victim of satanic attacks.

    Pray for my mother, victim of satanic attacks.

  • Derek Gerard Solomon
    Derek Gerard Solomon USA
    Please Pray for me Derek Gerard Solomon I'm forced to live in a house that is demon possessed

    Please Pray for me Derek Gerard Solomon
    I'm forced to live in a house that is demon possessed