“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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  • John
    John New Jersey/ Portugal
    Pray that I find a spiritual father to help me in my faith walk and that I not abandon the faith.

    Pray that I find a spiritual father to help me in my faith walk and that I not abandon the faith.

  • Triston Lee
    Triston Lee Lakeport, CA
    Please pray for my family, for they are Jehovah's Witnesses. My mother was very pious in their dogma and her family continues to do so. She was unfortunately excommunicated after I was born, so I am unable to contact them. I am sure they are great people, but they are heretics, and they spread false dogma of a false Christ. Their way of life may be clean but it is not pure. I pray for my family and I am asking others do the same. Kyrie Iesou Christe eleison me. I also ask that you pray for me, for I start the catechumen soon. My mother, as liberal and as theologically brainwashed as she is, is very joyous to see me as faithful as I am. I love her very much. I ask that you pray for me on my journey into what will hopefully be a monastic community, at the Saint Gregory of Sinai monastery in Kelseyville. Kyrie Iesou Christe eleison me.

    Please pray for my family, for they are Jehovah's Witnesses. My mother was very pious in their dogma and her family continues to do so. She was unfortunately excommunicated after I was born, so I am unable to contact them. I am sure they are great people, but they are heretics, and they spread false dogma of a false Christ. Their way of life may be clean but it is not pure. I pray for my family and I am asking others do the same. Kyrie Iesou Christe eleison me.

    I also ask that you pray for me, for I start the catechumen soon. My mother, as liberal and as theologically brainwashed as she is, is very joyous to see me as faithful as I am. I love her very much. I ask that you pray for me on my journey into what will hopefully be a monastic community, at the Saint Gregory of Sinai monastery in Kelseyville. Kyrie Iesou Christe eleison me.

  • Mira
    Mira Florida
    Please pray and read a Psaltur for my mom, Tatiana. she is greatly suffering from anxieties, panic attacks, paranoia and mania of persecution. It has been going on for months now and we are desperate for your prayers and help. Thank you very much for your work in God and may God bless us all!!!

    Please pray and read a Psaltur for my mom, Tatiana. she is greatly suffering from anxieties, panic attacks, paranoia and mania of persecution. It has been going on for months now and we are desperate for your prayers and help. Thank you very much for your work in God and may God bless us all!!!

  • Mary S.
    Mary S. Corpus Christi, Tx
    Please intercede for my son, Matthew, who is and has previously suffered from dark forces intentionally or unintentionally. Prayers against the spirit of death, depression, anxiety and addiction. Holy Spirit, bring your Light, Hope, and Peace to this baptized child and breakthrough the darkness that paralyzes him. 🙏✝️🙏

    Please intercede for my son, Matthew, who is and has previously suffered from dark forces intentionally or unintentionally. Prayers against the spirit of death, depression, anxiety and addiction. Holy Spirit, bring your Light, Hope, and Peace to this baptized child and breakthrough the darkness that paralyzes him. 🙏✝️🙏

  • David Plut
    David Plut Ukiah, California
    PRAYER NEED! Please pray for my friend Oyan! He is asking for many prayers! He is having severe attacks from the devil! Ask all the monks and community to keep him in their prayers! I will appreciate it! Thank you 🙏

    PRAYER NEED! Please pray for my friend Oyan! He is asking for many prayers! He is having severe attacks from the devil!
    Ask all the monks and community to keep him in their prayers! I will appreciate it! Thank you 🙏

  • Louise Muir
    Louise Muir Augusta, GA
    Prayers requested for my mother, Mary Muir, for healing from surgery. She is 94 and declining, prayers for a happy death. Also prayers for family members to strengthen and find their faith.

    Prayers requested for my mother, Mary Muir, for healing from surgery. She is 94 and declining, prayers for a happy death. Also prayers for family members to strengthen and find their faith.

  • Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish
    Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish Mt. Tabor Monestary Redwood Valley CA
    All Souls Day Nov. 2, 2021 " My ONLY enemy is the Catholic Church!" Margaret Louise Higgins Sanger Glory to Jesus Christ!

    All Souls Day Nov. 2, 2021

    " My ONLY enemy is the Catholic Church!" Margaret Louise Higgins Sanger

    Glory to Jesus Christ!

  • Marty Musial
    Marty Musial Clearlake,Ca.
    Please pray for my health.

    Please pray for my health.

  • Amy
    Amy Missouri
    Greetings to you. I am asking for prayers for my son Michael for his continued growth of faith and discernment of the Lord's mercies, grace and will. I live with him and at times this is challenging. I pray for and ask for your prayers also for God's divine intervention in a treasured but broken friendship with my lost friend Michelle. God knows all of the unspoken details. I pray that mercy, grace, forgiveness, and Love prevail. I pray for your safety with the fires around and for this world. Lord have mercy on us all. Thank you, and may you all be encouraged by Christ to prevail in these trying days. Grace and peace, Amy

    Greetings to you. I am asking for prayers for my son Michael for his continued growth of faith and discernment of the Lord's mercies, grace and will. I live with him and at times this is challenging.
    I pray for and ask for your prayers also for God's divine intervention in a treasured but broken friendship with my lost friend Michelle. God knows all of the unspoken details. I pray that mercy, grace, forgiveness, and Love prevail. I pray for your safety with the fires around and for this world. Lord have mercy on us all. Thank you, and may you all be encouraged by Christ to prevail in these trying days. Grace and peace, Amy

  • Bill
    Bill MI
    Please pray for full healing of daughter and the family to hold up under the trial. thx.

    Please pray for full healing of daughter and the family to hold up under the trial. thx.