When we pray continually...

When we pray continually, God will enlighten us as to what we must do in each situation, even the most difficult. God will speak in our heart. He will find ways. Of course, we can combine prayer with fasting. That is, when we are faced with a serious problem or dilemma, we should approach it with much prayer and fasting. That’s how I have dealt with things often.

— St Porphyrios the Kapsokalyvite

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Please have this band in your prayers.

If you don’t know, I’m the bassist in a band called From Stone Hearts. So far, we’re just a singer/bassist duo, and we’ve been searching and praying for the rest of us for a long time.

Things have been getting difficult for both of us, as this has taken an incredible amount of time, endurance, and faith.

God spoke a year ago, saying that the rest of us would be at Creation 2015 with us.

We just came back from Creation today, and though we have new amazing memories and tired eyes… We don’t have any more band members.

It’s been tough, the fact that it came to this. I really thought that we would be able to meet them, to find them… But I do realize that God didn’t say we would meet there, but both be present there. Guess I can’t say He was wrong… Though I don’t understand why this is happening right now, my only option is to just let go and have faith. Even though I want to be downcast and worn out from this, even though I want to say, “Is this too much to ask?” at times… I need to trust God.

So please, just pray for us, pray for the rest of this band that we haven’t met, pray that we will finally cross paths and God’s will will be done, above all.

The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven,
sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
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And perhaps if you are, as I am, aspiring to be this kind of writer, you might consider yourselves, however briefly, in the category of holy persons

I would suggest to you that all great literature has an uncreeded and luminous theology behind it. […] For many years, I’ve been moved inexorably toward the concept of literature as sacred vocation, toward Yeats’ concept of artists as priests, as shamans, as soul transformers. And perhaps if you are, as I am, aspiring to be this kind of writer (and by this I do not eliminate humor, the power of wit and lightheartedness), you might consider yourselves, however briefly, in the category of holy persons, language saints, saints of storytelling. Many of the tenets of sainthood, are also to be cultivated in the committed writer: selflessness, the death of the little self, purity of spirit leading to intensity of vision, a suspension of judgment to your fellow human beings, an intimate acquaintance with ecstasy, sorrow, and revelation. Consider for a moment your work as analogous to intimate prayer in which you address God, and thereby divineness, in all matter.

~ Melissa Pritchard, Spirit and Vision. A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, And Write (The Art of the Essay). Bellevue Literary Press (May 12, 2015)