“Lord and Master of my life, do not permit the spirit of laziness and meddling, the lust of power and idle talk, to come unto me. Instead, grant me Your servant the spirit of prudence, humility, patience and love. Yes Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother. For You are Blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.”


“Virtues are formed by Prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the Soul the Holy Spirit and raises man to Heaven.”

“O Lord, we cannot go to the Pool of Siloe to which you sent the blind man. But we have the Chalice of Your Precious Blood, filled with life and light. The purer we are, the more we receive.”

“May my heart be as a fertile field for Thee, and may Thy Grace sprinkle the dew of Eternal Life upon it. May Thy Grace reap a good harvest on the field of my heart: humility, reverence, sanctity, and all that is ever pleasing to Thee.”

“Scripture brought me to the Gate of Paradise, and the mind stood in wonder as it entered.”

“The Lord hears every Prayer, and he whose Prayer is not answered receives from the Lord the same saving gift as he whose Prayer is answered.”

“When you begin to read or listen to the Holy Scriptures, Pray to God thus: “Lord Jesus Christ, open the ears and eyes of my heart so that I may hear Thy words and understand them, and may fulfill Thy will.” Always Pray to God like this, that He might illumine your mind and open to you the power of His words. Many, having trusted in their own reason, have turned away into deception.”

“Hear me, Thou Who hast promised to hear those who call to Thee in truth, and direct the steps of Thy servant to the path of peace.”

“Thou Who didst open the eyes of the blind man, open the eyes of my mind that I may unceasingly contemplate Thy beauty.”

“Every evening mayest Thou be praised from the lips of all men! Thou gavest them the day to labor and work to acquire nourishment. Now, exhausted by their heavy labor, they thank Thee for granting them rest.”

“May Thy light shine in my thoughts; may they be illumined by Thy rays, and may Thy magnificent radiance gladden them, for Thou art the sun that
irradiates all.”

“How can Thy servant be silent, O Master, after having tasted the great sweetness of Thy Love and Grace?”

“How great is the Grace of the God! How great is God’s love for mankind! How He desires and encourages all men to save themselves!”

“Blessed is he who stands at Prayer in service to God and, like the Heavenly Angels, at all times has pure thoughts and does not allow the evil one to approach him, that he may not enslave his Soul and lead it away from God the Saviour.”

“The Lord is a true friend. When your friends and brothers forget about you, He does not forget you and does not leave you, but He always abides with you.”

“Where the Psalm is in contrition, there is God with the Angels.”

“Prayer is converse with God, equal honour with the Angels, progress in good things, averting of evils, righting of sinners.”

“Blessed the one who with understanding has loved weeping and with compunction rained tears upon the ground, like fair pearls before the Lord!”

“Send Thy Peace, O Lord, to all the ends of the universe, and may the Evil One flee from our midst.”

“Hear me, Thou Who hast promised to hear those who call to Thee in truth, and direct the steps of Thy servant to the path of peace.”

“You victorious Martyrs who endured torments gladly for the sake of our God and Saviour, you who have boldness of speech toward the Lord Himself, you Saints, intercede for us who are timid and sinful men, full of sloth, that the Grace of Christ may come upon us, and enlighten the hearts of all of us so that we may love Him.”