“Diligently pray; lest you enter temptation” (Matthew 26:31)
Daily life is filled with temptation of depravity for humans sorrow is yet to come. The more we know GOD’s words, the more we face dares and impediments. As destiny is what is decided upon us, all morals shall acknowledge the path of life is the Almighty GOD; and thus, we shall be within his shield.
Any human who is deprived by temptation is easily to sin; and so, foremost, we must pray. As King David the Psalmist said, “Seven times a day I praise you, because of your righteous judgments”, we shall do the same and keep the seven times of prayers. (Psalm 119:164)
- Morning prayer (First Hour)- 6:00 am
- Trece (Third Hour)- 9:00 am
- Sext (Sixth Hour)- Noon Prayer
- Ninth Hour)- 3:00 pm
- Evening Prayer – 6:00 pm
- Night Prayer- 9:00 pm
- Midnight Prayer-12 pm
Morning Prayer is held to be reminded about the hour of creation of Adam and so we shall plead through our prayer seeking salvation. It is also the hour for the interchangeability of Guardian Angels and the hour which Our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ stood at the Calvary Square.
At Trece, we are reminded of the time when Christ was put to trial and of his journey to Calvary. At the Sext, we are reminded of the time when Christ was hung on the Cross. At the Ninth hour, we are reminded of the time when Christ gave up His spirit on the Cross.
The Evening Prayer is held within the Holy Church where all laities gather around and plead for it is the hour of Our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ descent into the grave.
In the Night Prayer, we are reminded of the triumphant Resurrection of our Lord. So, the times of prayer have significance in that they remind us daily of the saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Midnight prayer is to battle bad spirits, nightmares and bad dreams. It is also the time where we are reminded about the birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the cave of Bethlehem, overcame death and rose with great power, and our Lord comes again in judgment.
As these prayers retro necessitates consistency and diligence, often, Monks in the Monastery are frequent to its schedule. Nevertheless, we shall all pray at least twice a day; in early morning and during bed time. Prayer is what protects us from all harm since it is our way of GOD for HE is our guardian.
Let us diligently pray for GOD to protect us from temptation!