Please pray for me. I will have a surgery this following days. Please mention me in your prayers and pray that my operation be successful and won't hurt too much and that I won't need to much medication after. Thanks!
Lord Jesus Christ, through the prayers of the Most Holy Theotokos, and all the saints, particularly St. John of San Francisco, St. Seraphim of Sarov, and St. Nectarios, have mercy.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.