“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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  • joe

    joe chicago

    please pray for me to find a wife

    please pray for me to find a wife

  • Zac

    Zac Australia

    Please pray for me so i can be delivered from the bondages of sexual sin and temptation.

    Please pray for me so i can be delivered from the bondages of sexual sin and temptation.

  • Steve

    Steve San Jose, CA

    Please pray for my friend Jimmy who has major psychiatric problems right now. He was recently released from a hospital into a transition house, and yesterday I found him wandering down the street, a half mile away. He is sinking deeper by the day into despair and I am concerned that he may harm himself because of his delusional thinking. I pray for his safety, for his recovery and health, for his conversion, and for his release from any form of demonic interference.  Thank you and good bless you.

    Please pray for my friend Jimmy who has major psychiatric problems right now. He was recently released from a hospital into a transition house, and yesterday I found him wandering down the street, a half mile away. He is sinking deeper by the day into despair and I am concerned that he may harm himself because of his delusional thinking. I pray for his safety, for his recovery and health, for his conversion, and for his release from any form of demonic interference.  Thank you and good bless you.

  • Phyllis

    Phyllis Buffalo NY

    Please pray for my son Craig who is suffering with neuropathy and shingles and is in great pain. I ask God to grant Craig strength and courage to endure this daily pain. Thank you and God Bess You

    Please pray for my son Craig who is suffering with neuropathy and shingles and is in great pain. I ask God to grant Craig strength and courage to endure this daily pain. Thank you and God Bess You

  • Kiersten Jensen

    Kiersten Jensen

    Please pray for me my doctors are telling me I need treatment for an illness in a special type of facility that my insurance doesn't cover and my family members can't afford. I've been told that I am going to get worse if I don't go. the doctors have done everything that they can do for me, and I could possibly die if I don't get the correct treatment. I am receiving basic treatment by doctors who aren't trained in my illness. My mother has the money and she refuses to pay. I also need a therapy dog to help me cope with my illness I can't afford one on my own but my family refuses to help. I am going through a lot of health problems and depression because everything is going wrong right now...I'm going through a lot. I'm living in poverty. I need a lot of prayers.

    Please pray for me my doctors are telling me I need treatment for an illness in a special type of facility that my insurance doesn't cover and my family members can't afford. I've been told that I am going to get worse if I don't go. the doctors have done everything that they can do for me, and I could possibly die if I don't get the correct treatment. I am receiving basic treatment by doctors who aren't trained in my illness. My mother has the money and she refuses to pay. I also need a therapy dog to help me cope with my illness I can't afford one on my own but my family refuses to help. I am going through a lot of health problems and depression because everything is going wrong right now...I'm going through a lot. I'm living in poverty. I need a lot of prayers.

  • Kiersten Jensen

    Kiersten Jensen

    Please pray for me my doctors are telling me I need treatment for an illness in a special type of facility that my insurance doesn't cover and my family members can't afford. I've been told that I am going to get worse if I don't go. the doctors have done everything that they can do for me, and I could possibly die if I don't get the correct treatment. I am receiving basic treatment by doctors who aren't trained in my illness. My mother has the money and she refuses to pay. I also need a therapy dog to help me cope with my illness I can't afford one on my own but my family refuses to help. I am going through a lot of health problems and depression because everything is going wrong right now...I'm going through a lot. I'm living in poverty. I need a lot of prayers.

    Please pray for me my doctors are telling me I need treatment for an illness in a special type of facility that my insurance doesn't cover and my family members can't afford. I've been told that I am going to get worse if I don't go. the doctors have done everything that they can do for me, and I could possibly die if I don't get the correct treatment. I am receiving basic treatment by doctors who aren't trained in my illness. My mother has the money and she refuses to pay. I also need a therapy dog to help me cope with my illness I can't afford one on my own but my family refuses to help. I am going through a lot of health problems and depression because everything is going wrong right now...I'm going through a lot. I'm living in poverty. I need a lot of prayers.

  • 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