Let us be humble before God and thus, attract Him towards us. Great is the power of prayer, and greatly valued by God.
Let us persevere in ardent prayers, to be humble before God and thus, attract Him towards us. Great is the power of prayer, and greatly valued by God. The power of prayer extinguished the power of fire, closed the lion’s mouth, overcame the anger of enemies, put out conflicts and fights, quelled storms, cast away devils, opened the gates of the Heaven, broke the chains of death, cured diseases, cast away trouble and enemies, fortified weakened citadels, healed the wounds and plague sent from above, and finally, destroyed all sort of dangers. This and many others have been accomplished through the power of prayer.
(Translation from: Protosinghel Nicodim Măndiță, Învățături despre rugăciune, Editura Agapis, București, 2008, p. 88)