A Request for Prayers and Patience

I ask my readers for your prayers – I’m having trouble with an old injury in my back. I hope to be back to my relatively normal state, but have not been able to keep up with my full schedule for the past week or so. If it seems I’m writing a little less, pray for me. If I seem to respond less to comments, pray for me.

It is a busy time of year for an Orthodox priest, with my parish coming first. I’m grateful to my associate priest at St. Anne for his help, and am confident that with your prayers I will soon be back to “full swing.”

May God bless you all! Glory to God for all things!

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a retired Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe, and Face to Face: Knowing God Beyond Our Shame, as well as the Glory to God podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio.





10 responses to “A Request for Prayers and Patience”

  1. elizabeth Avatar

    Prayers! I am glad you are seeking to be balanced in what you can do in this challenging Lenten season!

  2. Hartmut Avatar

    I will pray for you. May God bless you and help you.

  3. tyrporter Avatar

    Our prayers are with you. May you be blessed as you have blessed us!

  4. Margaret Avatar

    You are in our prayers, Father; thank you for letting us know!

  5. kay Avatar

    You have our prayers – and those of so many others who you’ve touched with this excellent blog. Please take care…..K

  6. FrGregACCA Avatar

    U got it, Father!

  7. Mimi Avatar

    Father, bless,

    My prayers are with you.

  8. Ezekiel Avatar

    Prayers ascend, Father!

  9. Kealani Alexandra Avatar
    Kealani Alexandra

    Father bless,

    Be most assured of prayers, even from the still frozen North. Blessed Father Herman’s iron cross was so heavy, and the trees (!) he carried so heavy; strong as he was he must have understood back pain. I will pray to him, that he will pray for you – and what could be better than that?

  10. Bijoy Thomas Avatar
    Bijoy Thomas

    You will be in my prayers, Father.

    God Bless.

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