Category Archives: Prayer

The effects of prayer is miraculous

To many people the monk seems remote and unsociable.  It seems that he is concerned with his own soul and that he offers nothing to the Church or to the world.  That is not the case.  If the Church has … Continue reading

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Father George Calciu — On Pious Prayer

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What an Awesome God!!!

In the Gospel of Mark Chapter 5, there is a story of a healing of a demon-possessed man.  We see an interaction between Jesus and the demons which are many.  Before the demons were cast out by the words of … Continue reading

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Call and Cry out-don’t say let’s pray about it

This is a real story about a priest and it happened to him in his youth before he was ordained as a priest.  In his early youth, he was addicted to smoking.  He was smoking in an unbelievable way that … Continue reading

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Proper Motives for prayer

There are seven divine motives for prayer that occur in the Bible-that is, those that agree with God’s will.  But for all these seven divine motives, there are major clarifications, which cannot be ignored. Motive #1 We pray because prayer … Continue reading

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The Benedict Option

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Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetras-On Prayer

Excerpts on Prayer from The Authentic Seal: Spiritual Instruction and Discourses By Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetras, Mt. Athos. On Prayer (pp. 197-205) When we talk about internal prayer of the heart, we do not say petition of the heart, but … Continue reading

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