Praying for Others

“When God wants to have mercy on someone, He inspires someone else to Pray for him, and He helps in this Prayer.”

Saint Silouan the Athonite

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“Do not refuse a request to Pray for the Soul of another, even when you yourself lack the Gift of Prayer. For often the very faith of the person making the request will evoke the saving contrition of the one who is to offer the Prayer.”

Saint John Climacus

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“Prayer for others which is made gently and with deep love is selfless and has great Spiritual benefit. It brings Grace to the person who Prays and also to the person whom he is Praying. When you have great love and this love moves you to Prayer, then the waves of love are transmitted and affect the person for whom you are Praying and you create around him a shield of protection and you influence him, you lead him towards what is good. When He sees your efforts, God bestows His Grace abundantly on both you and on the person you are Praying for.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“The help of God can come to us through the Prayers of friends. Even the Saints asked to Pray for them. If a few friends say a word to God at least one word, then their requests will reach the Lord.”

Archpriest Sergei Nikolaev

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“When we Pray for others, Heaven intercedes for us.”

Saint John of Kronstadt

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“I never visit people without Praying about them first.”

Saint Silouan the Athonite

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“Inasmuch as you Pray with all your Soul for the one who has slandered you, so much will God reveal the truth to them who have believed the slander.”

Saint Maximos the Confessor

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“Pray for the Salvation of others as you would Pray for your own Salvation.”

Saint John of Kronstadt

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