“That’s how we should think always. And that’s how we should live through difficulties and tragedies. We should see them all as opportunities for Prayer, for approaching God. That’s the secret: how the man of God will transform everything into Prayer. That’s what Saint Paul the Apostle means when he says, I rejoice in my sufferings, in all the tribulations he encountered. This is how Sanctification takes place. May God grant this to us. I ask for this fervently in my Prayer.”
Below is a photo of the Miracle-working Cross Saint Porphyrios would Bless people with.
“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…’… Learn to love Prayer, familiar converse with the Lord.”
“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.”