Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Saying of the Desert Christians:Intercession 1


It is clear to all who dwell in Egypt that it is through the monks that the world is kept in being and that through them also human life is preserved and honoured by God. There is no town or village in Egypt that is not surrounded by hermitages as if by walls, and all the people depend on the prayers of the monks as if on God himself.

Some thoughts

Intercessory prayer is seen here to have power. The very existence of the world and humanity depends upon it. Have any of us considered prayer in this way? Or that we pray on behalf of those who don't know how?


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