He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain that we cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. - Aeschylus

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Praying with Icons: Saint Nicholas of Myra

Pray for us, St. Nicholas, that we might
be generous with the poor, gentle with
the children and bring God's holy light
to the people of God as they seek with
holy zeal to know the Lord more fully.

Pray for us, Wonder-worker, that God's
grace protect us from the fire of heresy,
from the famine of departing the Lord's
presence by grave sins, and from softly
drowning in self-centered pridefulness.

Pray for us, Defender of the Faith, that
we might emulate your study of Sacred
Scripture, your steadfast heart while at
prayer to the glorious Holy Trinity, and
your commitment to the truth of Christ.

Note:  The above is a picture I took of an icon of Saint Nicholas which I purchased for a friend from bostonmonks.com, the website of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery.

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