“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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  • 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

  • Devin Smith
    Devin Smith Baltimore, Maryland
    Please pray for my unborn child, that he be may become a Saint, a Man of God walking in righteousness, that he help bring a change in this world. And that he be born with no mental or physical deformities, birth defects, sicknesses or illness and that Aleyah have a natural birth. Amen

    Please pray for my unborn child, that he be may become a Saint, a Man of God walking in righteousness, that he help bring a change in this world. And that he be born with no mental or physical deformities, birth defects, sicknesses or illness and that Aleyah have a natural birth. Amen

  • TD
    TD Canada
    We give thanks for all the Brethren of Monks of Mt. Tabor, for your intercessory prayers, for your kindness and compassion. May our Lord God powerfully protect you, abundantly bless and provide for you and joyfully nourish you spiritually with His Word.

    We give thanks for all the Brethren of Monks of Mt. Tabor, for your intercessory prayers, for your kindness and compassion. May our Lord God powerfully protect you, abundantly bless and provide for you and joyfully nourish you spiritually with His Word.

  • Helen
    Helen USA
    Please pray that that the truth be brought to light regarding Covid 19 and that medical and public health interventions being enforced are guided by officials who have citizens best interests in mind. Lord send an army of Holy Guardian Angels to root out the wolves in sheep’s clothing in all our institutions. Pray that all Christians do not lose faith but keep discerning and praying fervently without ceasing for the Lords intercession. Precious Blood of Jesus wash over this nation and world, Lamb of God have mercy on us. God bless you all.

    Please pray that that the truth be brought to light regarding Covid 19 and that medical and public health interventions being enforced are guided by officials who have citizens best interests in mind. Lord send an army of Holy Guardian Angels to root out the wolves in sheep’s clothing in all our institutions. Pray that all Christians do not lose faith but keep discerning and praying fervently without ceasing for the Lords intercession. Precious Blood of Jesus wash over this nation and world, Lamb of God have mercy on us. God bless you all.

  • W. B
    W. B Uk
    Please pray that I can get early leavers package very soon

    Please pray that I can get early leavers package very soon

  • W. B
    W. B Uk
    Please pray that I can get early leavers package very soon

    Please pray that I can get early leavers package very soon

  • Antonio
    Antonio Portugal
    Please pray for the eternal repose of my deceased father, that his soul may rest in peace!

    Please pray for the eternal repose of my deceased father, that his soul may rest in peace!

  • Petrissa
    Petrissa Germany
    Please pray with me and for me that I can finally forgive myself from the bottom of my heart for what Jesus has already forgiven me in confession and that I can let go of my past forever and, if necessary, forget my guilt or that God uses my guilt to draw me closer to Him. Please pray for me that I am able to begin a new in the love of the Holy Spirit and to convert myself more and more to Jesus. Please pray for me and with me that I can trust and believe in the merciful love of Jesus more and more and that the devils have to let go of me and are no longer allowed to keep reproaching my past guilt and that they are no longer allowed to confuse and frighten me. Please pray for me for deliverance and a new life in the love, grace and mercy of God. Please pray for me to have great trust in God's mercy and that the confessed guilt can no longer keep me away from God and when there is still something wrong in my life, when there is still sin, that God shows me what is wrong and fills me with repentance and draws me closer to Him and converts me to Him. Please pray also with me for the grace and virtue of true humility from the heart and for liberation from the ego-spirit. Thank you very much!

    Please pray with me and for me that I can finally forgive myself from the bottom of my heart for what Jesus has already forgiven me in confession and that I can let go of my past forever and, if necessary, forget my guilt or that God uses my guilt to draw me closer to Him. Please pray for me that I am able to begin a new in the love of the Holy Spirit and to convert myself more and more to Jesus. Please pray for me and with me that I can trust and believe in the merciful love of Jesus more and more and that the devils have to let go of me and are no longer allowed to keep reproaching my past guilt and that they are no longer allowed to confuse and frighten me. Please pray for me for deliverance and a new life in the love, grace and mercy of God. Please pray for me to have great trust in God's mercy and that the confessed guilt can no longer keep me away from God and when there is still something wrong in my life, when there is still sin, that God shows me what is wrong and fills me with repentance and draws me closer to Him and converts me to Him.
    Please pray also with me for the grace and virtue of true humility from the heart and for liberation from the ego-spirit.
    Thank you very much!

  • Joey Drouhard
    Joey Drouhard Knoxville TN
    My dear Monks, I am the sister of Basil Gogar who plans to visit you all during the Dormition. My husband and I are requesting fervent prayers for our son Joseph (Joey) Drouhard who has autism, intellectual disorder, and bipolar. He is suffering terribly right now with these "episodes" which three of his doctors believe are seizures, and we are waiting for his appointment to the Epilepsy Center in Atlanta on September 4. This past Friday and Saturday was the worst we ever saw him - self-injurious behaviors are through the roof (biting his tongue, lips and wrist until they bleed), his "episodes" and tremors are increasing drastically in frequency and duration as well as aggressiveness because he doesn't understand what's happening to him. He just got over Covid19, so I ask for prayers that he won't have any future ill effects from this terrible disease, and for a cure of his seizure condition or get it under control - whatever the Good Lord wills - as well as a cancellation date so that Joey can go to the epilepsy center ASAP. Joey is not eating due to the condition of his mouth - already he has lost 27 pounds in the last two months. Please pray for him, and we thank you with all of our hearts. May Our Dear Blessed Lord bless your monastery abundantly, and may the Sweet Theotokos continue to watch over you all. Darrell and Julie Drouhard

    My dear Monks,
    I am the sister of Basil Gogar who plans to visit you all during the Dormition. My husband and I are requesting fervent prayers for our son Joseph (Joey) Drouhard who has autism, intellectual disorder, and bipolar. He is suffering terribly right now with these "episodes" which three of his doctors believe are seizures, and we are waiting for his appointment to the Epilepsy Center in Atlanta on September 4. This past Friday and Saturday was the worst we ever saw him - self-injurious behaviors are through the roof (biting his tongue, lips and wrist until they bleed), his "episodes" and tremors are increasing drastically in frequency and duration as well as aggressiveness because he doesn't understand what's happening to him. He just got over Covid19, so I ask for prayers that he won't have any future ill effects from this terrible disease, and for a cure of his seizure condition or get it under control - whatever the Good Lord wills - as well as a cancellation date so that Joey can go to the epilepsy center ASAP. Joey is not eating due to the condition of his mouth - already he has lost 27 pounds in the last two months. Please pray for him, and we thank you with all of our hearts. May Our Dear Blessed Lord bless your monastery abundantly, and may the Sweet Theotokos continue to watch over you all.

    Darrell and Julie Drouhard

  • Teresa Drollman
    Teresa Drollman WA
    Please pray for a dear young family. June 17th, 2020, Joshua (35) was shot and killed by his wife Kathleen (31) as their sons Joe (7) and Thomas (5) looked on. They had suffered the sudden loss of their baby girl, Amelia, in Jan. 2019 at the age of 31 days. Josh is a paramedic and Kathleen was a medical resident, and neither of them were able to resuscitate her out on the highway, enroute to visit family in the Midwest. Last week they were again out on a highway in the Midwest, moving 6 hours away to Kathleen's new rural medical residency in Scotts Bluff. They were arguing, Josh pulled their pickup and trailer off the highway, and death ensued in the front seat, as their little boys watched from the back seat. Kathleen is held without bail, to appear in court July 2. Joe and Thomas are in protective custody by the State, and not to the loving arms of their grandparents. Their Grandma Lisa is a dear friend of mine. This whole family and all their friends are in such anguish. Please hold us all in prayer for a long time to come.

    Please pray for a dear young family. June 17th, 2020, Joshua (35) was shot and killed by his wife Kathleen (31) as their sons Joe (7) and Thomas (5) looked on. They had suffered the sudden loss of their baby girl, Amelia, in Jan. 2019 at the age of 31 days. Josh is a paramedic and Kathleen was a medical resident, and neither of them were able to resuscitate her out on the highway, enroute to visit family in the Midwest.

    Last week they were again out on a highway in the Midwest, moving 6 hours away to Kathleen's new rural medical residency in Scotts Bluff. They were arguing, Josh pulled their pickup and trailer off the highway, and death ensued in the front seat, as their little boys watched from the back seat. Kathleen is held without bail, to appear in court July 2. Joe and Thomas are in protective custody by the State, and not to the loving arms of their grandparents. Their Grandma Lisa is a dear friend of mine. This whole family and all their friends are in such anguish. Please hold us all in prayer for a long time to come.