Praying for someone in need
It is better to pray with reverence for someone, than to provide advice and critique for every problem that this person may have.
Praying as we always do
Someone that wanted to make a very bad thing, prayed in his mind in beforehand as he always used to do. Due to God’s economy the bad thing did not to happen, and the man was extremely thankful for this.
Excuses and humility
In the same way that you cannot put together water and fire, you cannot put together excuses and humility.
Saint Mark the Ascetic
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou