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"Prayer is a harbor in the storms of life, an
anchor for those who are storm-tossed, the treasure of the poor, the security
of the rich, the healing of the sick, the preservation of health. Prayer banishes
evil things, and preserves the good."
St. John Chrysostom
"Prayer is by nature a dialog and a union with God.
Its effect is to hold the world together. It achieves a reconciliation with
God." St. John Climacus
Through prayer that is sincere and heartfelt, through frequent and worthy
reception of the Sacraments, through reading the words of the Lord and Apostles
inscribed by the Holy Spirit on the pages of the Scriptures, "the peace of
God, which surpasses all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds in
Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7) - (Adapted from the introduction to the
Come to Me Prayer Book published by the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox
Diocese of Johnstown, PA, 1986)
The prayers provided here are for your spiritual
edification, to assist you in your quest for spiritual growth and communion
with God. They represent excerpts from the Come to Me Prayer Book of the
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese.
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- by Thomas G. (Michael) Purcell and is dedicated to
St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco who loved and venerated
all the Saints.
Morning Prayers and
Prayers Before Sleep from the
Protection of the Mother of God Church, a parish of the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside of Russia in Rochester, New York.
Five Stages in Contemplative Prayer - Archimandrite Hierotheos
Vlachos, "A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain,"
Birth of Theotokos Monastery, Levadia
"Rise from love of the world and love of pleasure. Put
care aside, strip your mind, refuse your body. Prayer, after all, is a turning
away from the world, visible and invisible. What have I in heaven? Nothing
except simply to cling always to You in undistracted prayer. Wealth pleases
some, glory others, possessions others, but what I want is to cling to God
and to put the hopes of my dispassion in Him (cf. Ps. 72:25, 28)."
St. John Climacus
"Be true to God always
and in everything. If you say the prayer "Our Father..." pronounce each word
sincerely, with reverence, fixing your mind and heart upon God alone, not
paying attention to anything or anybody around you. If you say any other prayer,
say it also with all your soul, not with your heart divided, not paying undue
attention to anything or anybody."
St. John of Kronstadt