“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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  • Therese

    Therese SC

    For the growth of our mission church and for Josh and he studies for the diaconate.

    For the growth of our mission church and for Josh and he studies for the diaconate.

  • Saira

    Saira Usa

    Please pray for us so we can move back home

    Please pray for us so we can move back home

  • Saira

    Saira Usa

    Please pray for us so we can move back. We need a miracle

    Please pray for us so we can move back. We need a miracle

  • Brian

    Brian Iowa

    Please pray for dry calm weather And no flooding nor adverse weather conditions And financial help thank you

    Please pray for dry calm weather And no flooding nor adverse weather conditions And financial help thank you

  • amy

    amy california

    Dear Lord and Lady, watch over Brother Gideon and keep him close. Build your House with loving people. Alleviate all the cares of the fathers, brothers, and sisters. Help us, have Mercy on us.

    Dear Lord and Lady, watch over Brother Gideon and keep him close. Build your House with loving people. Alleviate all the cares of the fathers, brothers, and sisters. Help us, have Mercy on us.

  • NN

    NN Indonesia

    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, his heart so hard, he doesn't respond to anything. 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 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, his heart so hard, he doesn't respond to anything. 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 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

  • John

    John Manassas

    Please lift up our dear friend, Erica, who will undergo very risky surgery this Friday, May 17th to repair a broken neck. Lord, guide the hands of the surgeons to a great healing for her. Christ Is Risen!

    Please lift up our dear friend, Erica, who will undergo very risky surgery this Friday, May 17th to repair a broken neck. Lord, guide the hands of the surgeons to a great healing for her. Christ Is Risen!

  • Evgeniya

    Evgeniya USA

    I am asking for a prayer for my father Viktor G. Lukyanov, born on March 2, 1930, and lives in Tomsk, Russia. He needs prayers for healing and well being. Thank you and God bless your hearts

    I am asking for a prayer for my father Viktor G. Lukyanov, born on March 2, 1930, and lives in Tomsk, Russia. He needs prayers for healing and well being. Thank you and God bless your hearts

  • DianeBelvs

    DianeBelvs U.S.A.

    For complete healing of bladder cancer. God Bless.

    For complete healing of bladder cancer. God Bless.

  • annette

    annette USA

    help urgently for crisis we are facing with a lawsuit for copyright images we obtained through free websites, which we thought they were free, and now we are getting sued, we are seniors, cannot handle this pressure, please help the lawsuit be dropped please. Please help my son Dan business be successful and prosperous, it's taking toll on us financially please help. Help him and his girlfriend get married and have a prosperous marriage. All these issues is killing my husband and myself inside, please.

    help urgently for crisis we are facing with a lawsuit for copyright images we obtained through free websites, which we thought they were free, and now we are getting sued, we are seniors, cannot handle this pressure, please help the lawsuit be dropped please.
    Please help my son Dan business be successful and prosperous, it's taking toll on us financially please help. Help him and his girlfriend get married and have a prosperous marriage. All these issues is killing my husband and myself inside, please.