Nazareth House Apostolate, St. Simeon Skete endeavors to serve those who seek to deepen the spiritual life through the Prayer Rope and offers a place of prayer to nourish the soul.
Like many monastic enclosures, we struggle to maintain the property & buildings and make ends meet. And like many other small convents and monasteries, as well as churches, we are burdened with a mortgage and necessary operational expenses. And yet, we hope for the ability to implement new projects and produce publications to further enhance spiritual opportunities for those we serve. So... on this #GivingTuesday I was preparing a great spiel on why you should give to Nazareth House Apostolate today.
However, what keeps gnawing at my heart... what keeps running through my head... is that the greatest need, for us at the skete, for you, for our nation, for the world is PRAYER. So as much as we need donations, and we do need financial support!,...we need prayers more. The whole world needs prayers more than we need donations. So on this #GivingTuesday, St. Simeon Skete is asking you to give the gift of prayer. Find a quiet space and pray. Pray for your family, your neighbor, the one you think deserves no prayer, pray for your pastor, your organist, the mechanic that fixes your car, pray for St. Simeon Skete, the world, children -born and unborn, pray... please pray. Thank you. God bless you all!