Not long before his death Fr. Daniel told his daughter, “When they kill me, don’t cry for me, but pray for me.” We know that when we pray for sinful people, the Lord hears our prayers and gives them His merciful aid and strength. When we pray for the righteous, this prayer returns to us—our love returns to us.
Life today has left many of us behind. One is obliged to do someone else’s work, while another remains without work, unable to realize his talents. To the questions of how this could happen and whether it’s possible to remedy the situation, Archimandrite Melchizedek (Artyukhin), rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and the Church of the Holy Protection in Yasenevo, Moscow, answers.