"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20

"How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish." Matthew 18:12-14

This is a prayer list of people baptized in the Orthodox Church but who have fallen away from Orthodoxy, people who need our prayers so that God may guide them back onto the right path.

To include a person on this list, they must be living, have received holy baptism in the Orthodox Church, and meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • Doubt or disbelieve in the existence of the Holy Trinity and/or the divinity of Jesus Christ.
  • Do not attend divine services nor practice Christian prayer.
  • Do not believe in the necessity or sanctity of the sacraments.
  • Practice rituals related to the New Age, occultism, and paganism, worshipping deities other than the Holy Trinity.
  • Has switched to another religion or is in the process of considering such a step.

As baptized, these people may be prayed for as a part of the Church as well as privately. This is not a list for people who were not baptized in the Orthodox Church, please use the Prayer List for Non-Orthodox. Please do not misuse this list, i.e. enter names of people who are Orthodox but whom you disagree with on issues other than the ones mentioned above.

To add a name, click on "edit" in the upper right corner of this page, then scroll down in the text box, past this text and the bar, to the name list. Add a name or names after the others, then click the "Save" button below (lower right corner). The page will reload and you will see your additions.

Please include the first baptized names only (full Christian names, i.e. "Michael" or "Mikhail", not "Misha", "Mike", or "Mick"). Do not add middle or last names, nor any additional notes of any kind please! When adding a new name or names, please remember to pray for all that are already on this list. You are also encouraged to pray daily for those names you have chosen to list here (and if your time permits, for all of the others listed here too)

If by God's grace someone has returned to the Church, please remove their name from the list, and remember of course to thank God.

Thank you!



O Master, Lord our God, call to Thy holy Illumination Thy children who see Thee not and who believe Thee not, and grant them great grace to be renewed unto life everlasting.

Remove from us all delusion and fill us with that faith, hope, and love which are in Thee.

Your prayers are needed for the servants of God:

John, John, George, Constantine, Julia, Maria, Sharon, Vladimir, Styliani, Alexander, Helena, David, Armando, Maximillian, Sergei, Thomas, Brandon, Bryan, Greg, Chad