Illumined Path: Implore God With Tears

From St. John of Kronstadt:

Illumined PathWhen you are struck by other people’s suffering, and the torment of their souls, so that you are induced to pray for them with a pitying and contrite heart, pray to God to have mercy upon them, and to forgive them their sins, as you would pray for the forgiveness of your own sins—that is, implore God with tears to pardon them; likewise pray for the salvation of others as you would for your own salvation.

Illumined Path, providing reflections on finding Christ in our everyday lives, is a ministry of St. Elia the Prophet Orthodox Christian Church in Akron, Ohio.