Orthodox Thought for the Day


Monday, December 3, 2012

What to do about my problems?

We should refer all our problems, whatever they are, to God, just as we say in the Divine Liturgy that we 'commend our whole life to Christ our God.'  We leave everything to You, O Lord.  Whatever You will.  Let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven

The person who belongs to Christ turns everything into prayer. He makes both difficulties and tribulations into prayer.  Whatever happens to him, he begins, 'Lord Jesus Christ...'*  Prayer is beneficial for everything, even for the simplest of things...

*Elder Porphyrios is referring to the prayer of the heart, known as the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."

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