Through prayer we ask for God’s advice

 

Prayer makes people brothers with the angels. Prayer, made in Spirit and truth, has the power of raising Christians who do it, to their highest rank, wisdom, honour and level of life.

Holy prayer shows man that he is above all animals of the earth and birds of the sky. Prayer makes people brothers with the angels. Prayer, made in Spirit and truth, has the power of raising Christians who do it, to their highest rank, wisdom, honour and level of life.  It enlightens people and makes them always try to be the best, to struggle in praise, spiritual chants, prayers, service and holy reflection through which people can sit with the angels talking with God. What could be more just, honest, embellished, adorned and wiser, than this? It overwhelms all earthly and heavenly goodness.

(Translated from Protosinghel Nicodim MăndițăÎnvățături despre rugăciune, Editura Agapis, București, 2008, p. 50)