“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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  • Richard Beal

    Richard Beal Bend, Oregon

    I am 80 years of age. I pray every day. I would like all those who have any doubts whatsoever in the power of prayer and thus the power of God to consider this: I believe in the sun even though it is not shining right now. I believe in love, even if I do not feel it right now. I believe in God even though he might be silent in my world right now. If I pray to God today and he does not answer me right now, I do not feel that my prayers are in vain. God has sent messengers to me on occasion and they awaken me in the dark of the night and tell me what God expects me to do. God is very busy, but He will always find time to answer your prayers and help you. He has directed me to help members of my family and the family of a friend. Once, one of his messengers told me that I was not doing what I had been told to do. I replied that I thought I had been doing as directed, but I re-doubled my efforts and was then told I was doing a good job. Pray and listen and do something to help others and don't gripe about any kind of pain or suffering. I am a Billy Graham born again Christian. Other than marrying my beautiful wife (we have been married 57 years) getting up and walking down into the infield at Billy's Crusade in Portland, Oregon several years ago is the best thing I have ever done with my life. I will tell all of you, don't despair because the time will come that we all will be in that place where there is no pain and only happiness and a life that will never end. Happy New Year to anyone who reads this. Thanks, Dick Beal, Bend, Oregon

    I am 80 years of age. I pray every day. I would like all those who have any doubts whatsoever in the power of prayer and thus the power of God to consider this:
    I believe in the sun even though it is not shining right now.
    I believe in love, even if I do not feel it right now.
    I believe in God even though he might be silent in my world right now.

    If I pray to God today and he does not answer me right now, I do not feel that my prayers are in vain. God has sent messengers to me on occasion and they awaken me in the dark of the night and tell me what God expects me to do.
    God is very busy, but He will always find time to answer your prayers and help you. He has directed me to help members of my family and the family of a friend. Once, one of his messengers told me that I was not doing what I had been told to do. I replied that I thought I had been doing as directed, but I re-doubled my efforts and was then told I was doing a good job. Pray and listen and do something to help others and don't gripe about any kind of pain or suffering. I am a Billy Graham born again Christian. Other than marrying my beautiful wife (we have been married 57 years) getting up and walking down into the infield at Billy's Crusade in Portland, Oregon several years ago is the best thing I have ever done with my life.
    I will tell all of you, don't despair because the time will come that we all will be in that place where there is no pain and only happiness and a life that will never end.
    Happy New Year to anyone who reads this.
    Thanks, Dick Beal, Bend, Oregon

  • Teddi Murray

    Teddi Murray Surprise, AZ

    I just discovered that I have papillary thyroid cancer. Please pray for me that Our Lord will give my the physical and mental strength to deal with this, and that the doctors and surgeon will be successful in treating me.

    I just discovered that I have papillary thyroid cancer. Please pray for me that Our Lord will give my the physical and mental strength to deal with this, and that the doctors and surgeon will be successful in treating me.

  • Dante

    Dante USA

    Please pray for my brother, who is going on a risky mission trip. And pray for my mental health struggle and my grades, and that I will fight the good fight well.

    Please pray for my brother, who is going on a risky mission trip. And pray for my mental health struggle and my grades, and that I will fight the good fight well.

  • Chris

    Chris SF

    Please pray for my dad Patrick, in Reno, who was just diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, and for my mom Carol, who is supporting him. They are both taking the news very hard. Thank you.

    Please pray for my dad Patrick, in Reno, who was just diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, and for my mom Carol, who is supporting him. They are both taking the news very hard. Thank you.

  • Derek Solomon

    Derek Solomon LA

    Saint Joseph pray for us. please hear my desperate request +++ Amen

    Saint Joseph pray for us. please hear my desperate request +++ Amen

  • Helga Andrews

    Helga Andrews Grovetown ,Ga

    Please pray for Abbot Damian Higgins who I had the pleasure of meeting him in Augusta Ga. And I ask all the monks to please pray for the McPhee family who are going thru a very difficult time, as their daughter in ATl just got released from ICU and also keep me in your prayers as I will do the same. May God always surround you with his abundant Blessings and Graces -In Christ's Love Helga Andrews --Shalom

    Please pray for Abbot Damian Higgins who I had the pleasure of meeting him in Augusta Ga. And I ask all the monks to please pray for the McPhee family who are going thru a very difficult time, as their daughter in ATl just got released from ICU and also keep me in your prayers as I will do the same. May God always surround you with his abundant Blessings
    and Graces -In Christ's Love Helga Andrews --Shalom

  • Craig

    Craig Humboldt County

    Please pray for our daughter struggling with a very damaged husband and for protection for their four lovely daughters. Pray, especially, please, that our Father protect her from influences of friends of the Wiccan pursuasion who counsel her, and to whose counsel she attends.

    Please pray for our daughter struggling with a very damaged husband and for protection for their four lovely daughters. Pray, especially, please, that our Father protect her from influences of friends of the Wiccan pursuasion who counsel her, and to whose counsel she attends.

  • Damian Freeze

    Damian Freeze Carmel, IN

    Thank you for your continued prayers on my behalf. Please continue to bless Br. Gideon and please help me in all my daily struggles, especially with the extensive travel and sometimes aridity of the soul and for help for year end with my job. +Peace in Christ, Damian Freeze

    Thank you for your continued prayers on my behalf. Please continue to bless Br. Gideon and please help me in all my daily struggles, especially with the extensive travel and sometimes aridity of the soul and for help for year end with my job.

    +Peace in Christ,
    Damian Freeze

  • Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish

    Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish Mt. Tabor, Redwood Valley, Califonia

    Glory to Jesus Christ! Deeply grateful for our beautiful wedding anniversary October 1, 2015! Married October 1, 1988 @ Mt Tabor Monastery. Sin is the only problem! www.SoulfromConception.com Glory forever! ek/mk

    Glory to Jesus Christ!

    Deeply grateful for our beautiful wedding anniversary October 1, 2015!

    Married October 1, 1988 @ Mt Tabor Monastery.

    Sin is the only problem!

    www.SoulfromConception.com

    Glory forever!

    ek/mk

  • tony

    tony california

    Was badly injured in a mountain bike crash. Bone is now misplaced on left shoulder. I am asking the Holy Mother to ask God for a miracle and heal my shoulder by putting my bone back in place as it was before my crash. Tony, as a former mountain biker (lived in Idaho for 15 years) I literally feel your pain. Will begin praying for you at Noon prayer today and will continue at Vespers for the next many days. If you're doing some high speed/big air descents, you might want to buy some Fox protective gear to keep in your pack. I did this the last several years of riding and it really helped to protect my skin and bones on the way down...while giving the the confidence to push that speed envelope a little bit.--May God Bless You, Heal You and Keep You Safe--Br. Gideon

    Was badly injured in a mountain bike crash. Bone is now misplaced on left shoulder. I am asking the Holy Mother to ask God for a miracle and heal my shoulder by putting my bone back in place as it was before my crash.

    Tony, as a former mountain biker (lived in Idaho for 15 years) I literally feel your pain. Will begin praying for you at Noon prayer today and will continue at Vespers for the next many days. If you're doing some high speed/big air descents, you might want to buy some Fox protective gear to keep in your pack. I did this the last several years of riding and it really helped to protect my skin and bones on the way down...while giving the the confidence to push that speed envelope a little bit.--May God Bless You, Heal You and Keep You Safe--Br. Gideon