“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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  • 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

  • Catherine

    Catherine Denver, CO

    For Our Lady Undoer of Knots to help me fight desolation and get back on track spiritually. Thank you for your prayers. May God bless you!

    For Our Lady Undoer of Knots to help me fight desolation and get back on track spiritually. Thank you for your prayers. May God bless you!

  • cindy riley

    cindy riley stalybridge england

    please pray for me cindy that i come to know jesus the holy spirit in my mind that i be delievered from evil thoughts that are satanic in nature and that i may find salvation grace and peace of mind in my torment thank you

    please pray for me cindy that i come to know jesus the holy spirit in my mind that i be delievered from evil thoughts that are satanic in nature and that i may find salvation grace and peace of mind in my torment thank you

  • Damian Freeze

    Damian Freeze Carmel, IN

    Prayers for Brother George as he begins his novitiate and congratulations! Please continue to keep me in your prayers as well. Thank you! +Peace in Christ, Damian Freeze

    Prayers for Brother George as he begins his novitiate and congratulations! Please continue to keep me in your prayers as well. Thank you!

    +Peace in Christ,

    Damian Freeze

  • Nancy B. (Sophia) Claflin

    Nancy B. (Sophia) Claflin Warminster, PA

    WOW! Five years ago this evening, I attended my first Divine Liturgy at Saint Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warrington, PA! (Where has the time gone?) I give thinks for the numerous people (Clergy and laity), (past, present, and hopefully future!) that continually contribute to my Spiritual journey. First and foremost, I give thanks to Almighty God for His Presence in my life!

    WOW! Five years ago this evening, I attended my first Divine Liturgy at Saint Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, Warrington, PA! (Where has the time gone?) I give thinks for the numerous people (Clergy and laity), (past, present, and hopefully future!) that continually contribute to my Spiritual journey. First and foremost, I give thanks to Almighty God for His Presence in my life!