“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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  • Annonymous

    Annonymous Canada

    please pray for Sarah and Noah (son) leaving an abusive relationship. . . safety and healing. thank you!

    please pray for Sarah and Noah (son) leaving an abusive relationship. . . safety and healing. thank you!

  • rose

    rose toronto

    urgent please pray for my healing and that of my sister and Mercy. I am dying please help me

    urgent please pray for my healing and that of my sister and Mercy. I am dying please help me

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Anonymous

    Pray for luis ti de deliverd from strongholds and be heal deom past trauma and take decisions and change his life very soon

    Pray for luis ti de deliverd from strongholds and be heal deom past trauma and take decisions and change his life very soon

  • Sr gloria therese

    Sr gloria therese Massachusetts

    Christ is risen glorify him Please keep in your prayers my adopted sister Blanca her sister has cancer not well please keep them both in your prayers thank you and God bless

    Christ is risen glorify him

    Please keep in your prayers my adopted sister Blanca her sister has cancer not well please keep them both in your prayers thank you and God bless

  • SHANDYE

    SHANDYE USA

    I have been harrased, poisoned, been fourced out of three homes. Surveillance is being used on me and the accusers are trying to control my mind. I never knew that this kind mind control equipment excited until this starred happening to me. I ask that you come into agreement with me today that justice be served and the power of God release me from my enemies today.

    I have been harrased, poisoned, been fourced out of three homes.
    Surveillance is being used on me and the accusers are trying to control my mind. I never knew that this kind mind control equipment excited until this starred happening to me.

    I ask that you come into agreement with me today that justice be served and the power of God release me from my enemies today.

  • kathleen

    kathleen new york

    Please pray for healing of Tucker. He is in a deep depression. He is my daughter Veronica's ex-boyfriend and also a Mormon. He is wounded, disillusioned and is in need of protection. Also, please pray for my whole family: Joseph, Kathleen, Luke, Maureen, Leo, Bennett, Aurora, Mike, Claire, Peter, Paul, John, Veronica and Magdalene. Especially: Paul, John, Claire and Veronica. Thank you.

    Please pray for healing of Tucker. He is in a deep depression. He is my daughter Veronica's ex-boyfriend and also a Mormon. He is wounded, disillusioned and is in need of protection. Also, please pray for my whole family: Joseph, Kathleen, Luke, Maureen, Leo, Bennett, Aurora, Mike, Claire, Peter, Paul, John, Veronica and Magdalene. Especially: Paul, John, Claire and Veronica. Thank you.

  • Margaret Ingraham

    Margaret Ingraham Upstate NY

    For all of my intentions in my heart....especially my children Thomas and Mary who have decided they no longer want to attend Mass. For my brother Kevin who is sick with lung cancer but doing well! For a miracle for him through the intercession of St.Sharbel of Lebanon. For my mother Jane who has been sick and not able to speak for years with Alzheimer's Disease. For my fingers that are all hurt from bike riding! For EVERYONE I know and love!! Thank you.

    For all of my intentions in my heart....especially my children Thomas and Mary who have decided they no longer want to attend Mass. For my brother Kevin who is sick with lung cancer but doing well! For a miracle for him through the intercession of St.Sharbel of Lebanon. For my mother Jane who has been sick and not able to speak for years with Alzheimer's Disease. For my fingers that are all hurt from bike riding! For EVERYONE I know and love!! Thank you.

  • nn

    nn ina

    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, he keeps away from me like crazy, he doesn't respond to anything, arrogant and acts selfishly. please pity me 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 remove pride from his heart. 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, he keeps away from me like crazy, he doesn't respond to anything, arrogant and acts selfishly. please pity me 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 remove pride from his heart. 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

  • Erik

    Erik US

    I hurt my two friends and betrayed their trust. I pray that they will heal speedily and that they'll forgive me. I pray that God will forgive me. I pray that I will have the strength to forgive myself.

    I hurt my two friends and betrayed their trust. I pray that they will heal speedily and that they'll forgive me. I pray that God will forgive me. I pray that I will have the strength to forgive myself.

  • John O'Brien

    John O'Brien Ireland

    Greeting's from Ireland to you all, Please pray for my wife Ina O'Brien who is suffering from Alzheimer's and getting worse very quickly, please pray that we will be able to care for her at home,please God. Please pray for my brother Father Joseph O'Brien a retired catholic priest who is also suffering from Alzheimer's, please pray that things will improve for him,please God. Many thanks and Gods Blessing on you all. John O'Brien from Ireland.

    Greeting's from Ireland to you all,
    Please pray for my wife Ina O'Brien who is suffering from Alzheimer's and getting worse very quickly, please pray that we will be able to care for her at home,please God.
    Please pray for my brother Father Joseph O'Brien a retired catholic priest who is also suffering from Alzheimer's, please pray that things will improve for him,please God.
    Many thanks and Gods Blessing on you all.
    John O'Brien from Ireland.