“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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  • Jack

    Jack Los Angeles

    Please pray for my Dad who is battling stage 4 lung cancer. We pray for healing and that God,s Will be done through this difficult time.

    Please pray for my Dad who is battling stage 4 lung cancer. We pray for healing and that God,s Will be done through this difficult time.

  • For Miriam Merianos

    For Miriam Merianos Houston Texas

    My wife Miriam is hospitalized in Houston Texas on ECMO machine supporting her lungs. Miriam suffered influenza/pneumonia causing injury to her lungs. We need prayers that our Lord grant strength to her mentally and physically and heal her lungs so she can be removed off ECMO machine. Please pray for my Wife Miriam who’s the love of my life and Mother of my 3 children. We pray every day and also kindly request prayers from everyone, please help us pray for her health to be restored by our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Thank you! Louie Merianos & Family. Houston Texas

    My wife Miriam is hospitalized in Houston Texas on ECMO machine supporting her lungs. Miriam suffered influenza/pneumonia causing injury to her lungs. We need prayers that our Lord grant strength to her mentally and physically and heal her lungs so she can be removed off ECMO machine. Please pray for my Wife Miriam who’s the love of my life and Mother of my 3 children. We pray every day and also kindly request prayers from everyone, please help us pray for her health to be restored by our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Thank you!
    Louie Merianos & Family. Houston Texas

  • Philip

    Philip Malaysia

    Dear Lord Jesus My son will be undergoing a brain surgery on 28 Mar 19 to remove a congenital nerve malformation ( AVM) in his brains. If you will Lord, please heal him with your healing hands so that there is no need for surgery If he has to go through the surgery, please be with the Neurosurgeon and his team guiding them through the surgery so that all will be well with him May your name be glorified through my sons healing Lord Amen

    Dear Lord Jesus
    My son will be undergoing a brain surgery on 28 Mar 19 to remove a congenital nerve malformation ( AVM) in his brains.
    If you will Lord, please heal him with your healing hands so that there is no need for surgery
    If he has to go through the surgery, please be with the Neurosurgeon and his team guiding them through the surgery so that all will be well with him
    May your name be glorified through my sons healing Lord
    Amen

  • Cristin

    Cristin Texas

    Please heal my boyfriend, Oisin. He's been coughing so much that it's giving him chest pains. Medicine isn't helping. Please ask Jesus to have mercy. Please ask archangel Raphael to intercede on Oisin's behalf. Please ask Jesus to heal him.

    Please heal my boyfriend, Oisin. He's been coughing so much that it's giving him chest pains. Medicine isn't helping. Please ask Jesus to have mercy. Please ask archangel Raphael to intercede on Oisin's behalf. Please ask Jesus to heal him.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Southern California

    Please pray for me, a wretched sinner, especially for strength to overcome resentment against my spouse (several disagreements pertaining to family # and living location). Thank you and God bless.

    Please pray for me, a wretched sinner, especially for strength to overcome resentment against my spouse (several disagreements pertaining to family # and living location). Thank you and God bless.

  • Anonymou

    Anonymou Anonymous

    Pl pray for louis c r fir him to get back hisceill for himbto see the truth and be able to go for his total conversion

    Pl pray for louis c r fir him to get back hisceill for himbto see the truth and be able to go for his total conversion

  • 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