Orthodox Thought for the Day


Friday, December 7, 2012

Petitioning God in behalf of others

When we want to ask things for other people, we should ask for them secretly, with prayer which is in secret and does not appear outwardly.  Worry and distraction do not help prayer.  Forget about telephone calls, communications and long conversations with people.  If the Lord doesn't assist, what will our own efforts achieve?  So what is required is prayer, prayer with love.  It is preferable for us to help people from a distance with prayer.  In that way we help them in the best and most perfect manner.

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