The Needful Thing Requires Practice and Discipline

The Needful Thing Requires Practice and Discipline

The Entrance of the Virgin Mary in the Temple (Ta Eisodia) Now as they went on their way, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching....

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Charlie Brown and Lucy

Charlie Brown and Lucy

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus say the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness...

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God is an Optimist – We Should Be As Well

God is an Optimist – We Should Be As Well

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil come to him who searches for it. Proverbs 11:27 When our son...

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Praise Versus Encouragement

Praise Versus Encouragement

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue. Proverbs 28:23 There is...

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Are You Rich Towards God?

Are You Rich Towards God?

9th Sunday of Luke The Lord said this parable: “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger...

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Another Sinner Turned Saint

Another Sinner Turned Saint

Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him. And as He sat at table in the house, behold, many tax...

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Criticism is Encouraging When It Is Constructive

Criticism is Encouraging When It Is Constructive

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. My soul will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. Proverbs 23:16 No one likes criticism, and the reason is...

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One Scenario Where Encouragement is Bad

One Scenario Where Encouragement is Bad

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them. Proverbs 24:1 There actually is one kind of encouragement...

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Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

St. John Chrysostom Jesus said, “I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I...

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Kill Pain with Kindness

Kill Pain with Kindness

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice, and be...

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Thank a Soldier Today (and often)

Thank a Soldier Today (and often)

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3 One of the things I have instilled in...

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The Good Samaritan: Who is My Neighbor and How Shall I Care For Him?

The Good Samaritan: Who is My Neighbor and How Shall I Care For Him?

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. 8th Sunday of Luke And behold, a lawyer stood up to put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do...

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