Pray for others

Do not let pass any opportunity for praying for any man, either at his request or at the request of his relatives, friends, of those who esteem him, or of his acquaintances.  The Lord looks favorably upon the prayer of our love, and upon our boldness before him. Besides this, prayer for others is very beneficial to the man himself who prays for others; it purifies the heart, strengthens faith and hope in God, and en-kindles our love for God and our neighbor.

When praying, say thus: “Lord, it is possible for You to do this or that to this servant of Yours; do this for him, for Your name is the Merciful Lover of Men and the Almighty.”  “If you, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts [not only] unto your children [but also to strangers], how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give all possible good things to them that ask Him!”

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