“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 Gerard Solomon

    Derek Gerard Solomon USA

    Please Pray for me Derek Gerard Solomon I'm forced to live in a house that is demon possessed

    Please Pray for me Derek Gerard Solomon
    I'm forced to live in a house that is demon possessed

  • Julian

    Julian Mumbai Indians

    Please continue to pray for defiant rebellious son Alroyd jobless now and then and throwing away carelessly jobs and secretly married without me his father and late wife his mother Aveena’s consent who died of shock because of him and suddenly left Catholic faith converted to Islam wife Moslem Shaista residing with them 3 gal kids and giving me and daughter his sister endless trouble since 15 years and threatening me of legal action against me over property, having already filed a sui against me daughter and 2 others over a property land I purchased with my own hard earned money with my now deceased wife. He’s now resorting to breaking open our family house in goa and mumbai, locks and resorting to stealing. Now in my absence he has broken all locks, almirahs and replaced with new locks and stolen all document and valuables, both in my wife s house Madel, Goa and bombay and daughter Asmita’s personal documents and kept them in custody with his wife and her mother zubeda to blackmail and harassing me and daughter and writing lies and fabricated stories in desperation to cover his misdeeds. At the time I am writing this he has suddenly visited Goa and broken all the locks and put in new locks, not once but twice. Pease pray they return all stolen documents peacefully and desist from drastic action and steps they may take in near and far future and cause no harm, danger to life and limb to one and all. Shockingly, I come to know a non family relative but a neighbor name Agnela has been secretly helping Alroyd in making police complaints and filing legal court against me and daughter Asmitha. Through Agnella and Sheila Caeiro. Please pray all her actions be confused and ineffective. Please storm heavens to deliver him his Moslem wife Shasta children and families from bondage of Islam, rebellion, house breaking, stealing and accepts Jesus Christ as their true Lord and saviour he gets a separate house as he wife shaista and 3 kids growing up space as in the present sharing with her mom and other family kids getting congested and uncomfortable and delivereagd from haughtiness, stealing pride, arrogance, disobedience and rebellion anhas d Islam and all surrender to Jesus Christ. Added to it is his auntie Alba and her brother Alex poisoning about me and my daughter to serve their selfish motives of theirer parents ancestral possessions. Also storm heavens for desperate situation daughter Asmita undergoing separation trauma evictfiling ed from home is blessed with peace harmony and protection in new accommodgationfiling , landlady, fellow mates, healthy meals preparation and a God fearing employed life Catholic partner with out harassment from Abie or Alroyd and their families and sell off intended jointly house land property successfully without any obstacles from intending buyer and broker as it’s long time now, with Abie and obtain her investment portion peaceably and abie turns in fear of God Almighty in Jesus Christ sincerely repents, healed physically and spiritually and sincerely initiates process of Separation documentation as per Australia law having already completed physical separation of 11 months and long delays and obstruction s legal Separation documents and annulment process and land deal sale only to harass Asmita and myself and not paying her balance due from a land deal. That my plan to help both my children Asmita and especially rebellious Islam convert son alroyd renamed Mohammed getting worse day by day and demanding more than available resource from me and his Muslim spouse’s family not providing any help or financial support and suspected to be getting backing from moslem immams. That he along with wife shaista reconcile and look forward for development for a house , obtain permanent job. As this situation making me helpless in my old age in weakness resorting in criminal activities of house breaking and stealing pwith the help of his auntie my sister in law Alba and her brother Alex corrupting and telling lies about me and daughter asmita and putting him and his wife shaista against us both. All not God fearing. Looks like the devil himself directly interfering non-stop in my old age with especially rebellious and defiant son alroyd, Abie, Alex, Alba or Zubeda Agnella and Sheila Caeiro we are delivered from all his evil powers through them and be blessed with peace and joy In Jesus name i pray.

    Please continue to pray for defiant rebellious son Alroyd jobless now and then and throwing away carelessly jobs and secretly married without me his father and late wife his mother Aveena’s consent who died of shock because of him and suddenly left Catholic faith converted to Islam wife Moslem Shaista residing with them 3 gal kids and giving me and daughter his sister endless trouble since 15 years and threatening me of legal action against me over property, having already filed a sui against me daughter and 2 others over a property land I purchased with my own hard earned money with my now deceased wife. He’s now resorting to breaking open our family house in goa and mumbai, locks and resorting to stealing. Now in my absence he has broken all locks, almirahs and replaced with new locks and stolen all document and valuables, both in my wife s house Madel, Goa and bombay and daughter Asmita’s personal documents and kept them in custody with his wife and her mother zubeda to blackmail and harassing me and daughter and writing lies and fabricated stories in desperation to cover his misdeeds. At the time I am writing this he has suddenly visited Goa and broken all the locks and put in new locks, not once but twice. Pease pray they return all stolen documents peacefully and desist from drastic action and steps they may take in near and far future and cause no harm, danger to life and limb to one and all. Shockingly, I come to know a non family relative but a neighbor name Agnela has been secretly helping Alroyd in making police complaints and filing legal court against me and daughter Asmitha. Through Agnella and Sheila Caeiro. Please pray all her actions be confused and ineffective.
    Please storm heavens to deliver him his Moslem wife Shasta children and families from bondage of Islam, rebellion, house breaking, stealing and accepts Jesus Christ as their true Lord and saviour he gets a separate house as he wife shaista and 3 kids growing up space as in the present sharing with her mom and other family kids getting congested and uncomfortable and delivereagd from haughtiness, stealing pride, arrogance, disobedience and rebellion anhas d Islam and all surrender to Jesus Christ. Added to it is his auntie Alba and her brother Alex poisoning about me and my daughter to serve their selfish motives of theirer parents ancestral possessions.
    Also storm heavens for desperate situation daughter Asmita undergoing separation trauma evictfiling ed from home is blessed with peace harmony and protection in new accommodgationfiling , landlady, fellow mates, healthy meals preparation and a God fearing employed life Catholic partner with out harassment from Abie or Alroyd and their families and sell off intended jointly house land property successfully without any obstacles from intending buyer and broker as it’s long time now, with Abie and obtain her investment portion peaceably and abie turns in fear of God Almighty in Jesus Christ sincerely repents, healed physically and spiritually and sincerely initiates process of Separation documentation as per Australia law having already completed physical separation of 11 months and long delays and obstruction s legal Separation documents and annulment process and land deal sale only to harass Asmita and myself and not paying her balance due from a land deal.
    That my plan to help both my children Asmita and especially rebellious Islam convert son alroyd renamed Mohammed getting worse day by day and demanding more than available resource from me and his Muslim spouse’s family not providing any help or financial support and suspected to be getting backing from moslem immams. That he along with wife shaista reconcile and look forward for development for a house , obtain permanent job. As this situation making me helpless in my old age in weakness resorting in criminal activities of house breaking and stealing pwith the help of his auntie my sister in law Alba and her brother Alex corrupting and telling lies about me and daughter asmita and putting him and his wife shaista against us both. All not God fearing.
    Looks like the devil himself directly interfering non-stop in my old age with especially rebellious and defiant son alroyd, Abie, Alex, Alba or Zubeda Agnella and Sheila Caeiro we are delivered from all his evil powers through them and be blessed with peace and joy In Jesus name i pray.

  • g.therese

    g.therese Massachusetts

    Thank you for keeping me in your prayers I had emergency surgery My eye I pray it's God's will for me to see and do his work thank you are you appreciate keeping you all in my prayers God-bless your work

    Thank you for keeping me in your prayers I had emergency surgery My eye
    I pray it's God's will for me to see and do his work thank you are you appreciate keeping you all in my prayers God-bless your work

  • Katarína and Peter

    Katarína and Peter Slovakia

    Please pray for me and my husband to be blessed with the conception and birth of a healthy baby. Thank you.

    Please pray for me and my husband to be blessed with the conception and birth of a healthy baby.
    Thank you.

  • Melissa Wagner

    Melissa Wagner United States

    Please pray for me and my family.

    Please pray for me and my family.

  • Denise W

    Denise W USA

    Please pray for me and my kids. I am trying to find a job but suffer with Bipolar depression. I qualify for disability, but feel I can work. I really need money for my bills. Please pray that Gods will be done. Please pray I find a good paying job so i can take care of me and my family and that I get approved for disability immediately. Please pray I get the money to pay my storages and find a good husband and a home soon. Please pray my daughter gets hired today by walmart and please pray I get a financial blessing immediately to pay our bills. Please also pray that my son gets all of his school money and that we have alot left over to take care of some things and that we get our income tax with no problems and no one takes it. Please pray that we have favor with man and that our gift takes us amongst great and mighty people and we have favor with them. please pray they don't take my son car, but we pay the bill in time.Please pray my daughter don't lose her furniture and that we can pay her furniture and storage bill.

    Please pray for me and my kids. I am trying to find a job but suffer with Bipolar depression. I qualify for disability, but feel I can work. I really need money for my bills. Please pray that Gods will be done. Please pray I find a good paying job so i can take care of me and my family and that I get approved for disability immediately. Please pray I get the money to pay my storages and find a good husband and a home soon. Please pray my daughter gets hired today by walmart and please pray I get a financial blessing immediately to pay our bills. Please also pray that my son gets all of his school money and that we have alot left over to take care of some things and that we get our income tax with no problems and no one takes it. Please pray that we have favor with man and that our gift takes us amongst great and mighty people and we have favor with them. please pray they don't take my son car, but we pay the bill in time.Please pray my daughter don't lose her furniture and that we can pay her furniture and storage bill.

  • Denise

    Denise USA

    I would like to humbly ask for your prayers. I am suffering from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) for which there is no known cure. Please pray that I am healed. My doctors are trying to help me, but I need God's intervention.

    I would like to humbly ask for your prayers. I am suffering from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) for which there is no known cure. Please pray that I am healed. My doctors are trying to help me, but I need God's intervention.

  • Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish

    Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish Mt. Tabor

    A very rich in every way and very moral 2020 to all! Hate sin! in 2020 and all the years beyond... Make haste! Mr. Mrs. Kish Mt. Tabor

    A very rich in every way and very moral 2020 to all!

    Hate sin! in 2020 and all the years beyond...

    Make haste!

    Mr. Mrs. Kish
    Mt. Tabor

  • Mathew

    Mathew Illinois

    I would very much appreciate prayers for the growing of my own wisdom and clarity in all manner of situations and how to respond to them, for my vocation, and for greater conversion of my friends and family. Thank you, and glory to Jesus Christ! You shall remain in my intentions as well. :)

    I would very much appreciate prayers for the growing of my own wisdom and clarity in all manner of situations and how to respond to them, for my vocation, and for greater conversion of my friends and family.

    Thank you, and glory to Jesus Christ! You shall remain in my intentions as well. smile

  • Mebrak habteselassie

    Mebrak habteselassie USA

    Hello how are you my name is mebrak I live in San Antonio texas I am sending you this email to ask you if you can pray for my son who is 4 years old his he can't talk he have autism his name is eyob and for my brother in law who is in prison back home in eritrea his name is eyob for my husband his name is abrehale and for all our family members and I want to ask you if you can send me holy oil and holy water my address is Mebrak habteselassie 1215 castroville rd apt # 105 San Antonio Texas 78237 USA Telephone number 678-933-5626 Thank you so much God bless you

    Hello how are you my name is mebrak I live in San Antonio texas I am sending you this email to ask you if you can pray for my son who is 4 years old his he can't talk he have autism his name is eyob and for my brother in law who is in prison back home in eritrea his name is eyob for my husband his name is abrehale and for all our family members and I want to ask you if you can send me holy oil and holy water my address is Mebrak habteselassie 1215 castroville rd apt # 105 San Antonio Texas 78237 USA Telephone number 678-933-5626 Thank you so much God bless you