“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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  • amy

    amy california

    Dear Lord and Lady, watch over Brother Gideon and keep him close. Build your House with loving people. Alleviate all the cares of the fathers, brothers, and sisters. Help us, have Mercy on us.

    Dear Lord and Lady, watch over Brother Gideon and keep him close. Build your House with loving people. Alleviate all the cares of the fathers, brothers, and sisters. Help us, have Mercy on us.

  • NN

    NN Indonesia

    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, his heart so hard, he doesn't respond to anything. 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 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, his heart so hard, he doesn't respond to anything. 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 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

  • John

    John Manassas

    Please lift up our dear friend, Erica, who will undergo very risky surgery this Friday, May 17th to repair a broken neck. Lord, guide the hands of the surgeons to a great healing for her. Christ Is Risen!

    Please lift up our dear friend, Erica, who will undergo very risky surgery this Friday, May 17th to repair a broken neck. Lord, guide the hands of the surgeons to a great healing for her. Christ Is Risen!

  • Evgeniya

    Evgeniya USA

    I am asking for a prayer for my father Viktor G. Lukyanov, born on March 2, 1930, and lives in Tomsk, Russia. He needs prayers for healing and well being. Thank you and God bless your hearts

    I am asking for a prayer for my father Viktor G. Lukyanov, born on March 2, 1930, and lives in Tomsk, Russia. He needs prayers for healing and well being. Thank you and God bless your hearts

  • DianeBelvs

    DianeBelvs U.S.A.

    For complete healing of bladder cancer. God Bless.

    For complete healing of bladder cancer. God Bless.

  • annette

    annette USA

    help urgently for crisis we are facing with a lawsuit for copyright images we obtained through free websites, which we thought they were free, and now we are getting sued, we are seniors, cannot handle this pressure, please help the lawsuit be dropped please. Please help my son Dan business be successful and prosperous, it's taking toll on us financially please help. Help him and his girlfriend get married and have a prosperous marriage. All these issues is killing my husband and myself inside, please.

    help urgently for crisis we are facing with a lawsuit for copyright images we obtained through free websites, which we thought they were free, and now we are getting sued, we are seniors, cannot handle this pressure, please help the lawsuit be dropped please.
    Please help my son Dan business be successful and prosperous, it's taking toll on us financially please help. Help him and his girlfriend get married and have a prosperous marriage. All these issues is killing my husband and myself inside, please.

  • MIKE IFEANYI BROWNE

    MIKE IFEANYI BROWNE SPAIN

    PLEASE PRAY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY,WE WANT SPAINISH GOVERMENT GIVE US THE DOCUMENT WE SOLICITED FOR. WE NEED GOD FAVOUR,FINANCIAL BLESSINGS AND PROTECTION.

    PLEASE PRAY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY,WE WANT SPAINISH GOVERMENT GIVE US THE DOCUMENT WE SOLICITED FOR. WE NEED GOD FAVOUR,FINANCIAL BLESSINGS AND PROTECTION.

  • ann

    ann laporte,in

    Pray for my family will have a safe and good day.Pray for my marriage and family Pray for my marriage and family.pray for Aiden and Joe who is sick

    Pray for my family will have a safe and good day.Pray for my marriage and family Pray for my marriage and family.pray for Aiden and Joe who is sick

  • C

    C Germany

    I really need prayers about my apartment. I am an American living in Germany, and due to my landlord doing illegal things, I had to leave my apartment for my own safety and well being. There is only one place available in my entire city in my price range, and while I am in line to take the room, the landlord of this apartment is not cooperating. Right now I am safe living with a friend, but I really need prayers that the new landlord will cooperate and I can move in next week. Please pray that I can move into this new apartment.Thank you so much.

    I really need prayers about my apartment. I am an American living in Germany, and due to my landlord doing illegal things, I had to leave my apartment for my own safety and well being. There is only one place available in my entire city in my price range, and while I am in line to take the room, the landlord of this apartment is not cooperating. Right now I am safe living with a friend, but I really need prayers that the new landlord will cooperate and I can move in next week. Please pray that I can move into this new apartment.Thank you so much.

  • Eduardo jeffrey b. s.  jr.

    Eduardo jeffrey b. s. jr. Philippines

    good day, I am eduardo, please pray for me for Good health! and long life! in the coming weeks to come!..

    good day,

    I am eduardo, please pray for me for Good health! and long life! in the coming weeks to come!..