Orthodox traditions allow parishioners to leave all kinds of demands that the priest voices during the service. Especially effective is a sorokok about health — prayer, which is a kind of request for God’s help.
This prayer is recited by the priest for 40 days during the morning liturgy.
Forty health is a very strong prayer that a person can order, having serious health problems or experiencing everyday troubles.
A Forty-Tender for Health is a special prayer service, which is performed during the Divine Liturgy continuously, for 40 days. The forty-day span is a special, symbolic segment that is important in Christianity.
From the Gospel it is known that:
- Jesus Christ, fasted alone in the wilderness for forty days;
- most of his devotees also made vigils with prayers during the same period;
- the human soul, after the death of the body, is being tested for 40 days.
All this is evidence that 40 days is a symbol endowed with serious power.
Forty health is ordered not only about finding a person of physical health, but also mental health. It includes the cleansing of the soul from sins, the realization by man of the necessity of striving for a godly life, help in the fight against human passions.
Worship is ordered for:
- the recovery of people with severe acute or chronic diseases;
- support of people before carrying out serious surgical interventions;
- women in labor;
- the beginning of serious cases;
- permissions of hostility;
- Good luck and success in your endeavors.
This requirement is made directly in the temple. In order to file a note of good health, you need:
- 1. On the eve of going to church, clear your soul of bad thoughts by reading a prayer.
- 2. After the end of the liturgy, go to the church kiosk and write on the special paper the names of the people for whose health prayer will be held.
- 3. Give a note to female church workers by paying a forty-minute (if a person is in distress, the prayer can be accepted free of charge).
It is important to correctly fill out a note asking for prayer. There are several important points here:
- names of people need to be written only in the genitive case;
- it is preferable to use the names given to people at baptism (for example, not Tatiana, but Tatiana);
- It is necessary to apply explanations regarding the age or status of a person (a baby is about children under 7 years old, a teenager is for teenagers, a warrior, a patient).
In one note submitted in the temple, it is not recommended to specify more than 10 names.
In some churches for the conduct of sorokouta not served notes, the church attendant simply writes the necessary names in a special notebook. A person who has submitted such a petition receives a kind of receipt in his hands, which indicates for whom and for how long the prayer will be read.
Church canons require that people whose names are given in the note to the forties of health, are churched Christians. This means that they must lead a Christian life, participate in sacraments and divine services.
Modern life makes its own adjustments even to the well-established rules; therefore, today, Forty-night about health is accepted for almost all people. The main condition: a person must be baptized in the Orthodox Church.
You can order such a prayer service for different terms:
Notes on the rite are accepted on any day. The only exception is the time of Great Lent, when such prayers are read a little less.
You can file such a petition both about yourself personally, and about a close or just familiar person. Sometimes, according to the teachings of God, they give forty minutes of health to their enemies.
Some people do not consider such a decision expedient, but God taught about love for neighbors, which means that the submission of a note about detractors will become an excellent measure of human faith and humility.
It is forbidden to serve forty days in the church about:
- converted to another religion;
- people who have died by laying hands on themselves;
- people militantly related to the Orthodox faith.
The help that comes to people during the reading period at the worship services for a good health, has enormous proportions:
|Region||What is expressed|
|Detractors||Such a request to God helps to change the evil plans of bad people against man. Detractors begin to live in harmony with themselves and God. It is believed that the forty-minute, ordered in seven different temples, allows you to change the evil human attitude|
|Diseases||Appealing to God’s help is effective only if a person does his best within the framework of traditional medicine in order to regain lost health. The positive effect of this prayer service can be seen in the sudden appearance of a rarely acting medication or a doctor who can provide necessary assistance.|
|Defacement||Reading a magpie for one or several months helps to save a person from any thoughts about damage or evil eye sent to him. He returns to him faith in God, self-reliance in the fight against unholy thoughts|
|Family||If the will of God exists, the person in whose favor the prayer was read soon finds his other half. If the request was about helping to resolve family troubles, then God (by his own understanding) keeps the family. If this does not happen, do not be upset, perhaps it will only be better.|
It is believed that the help from reading the prayer is stronger than in more temples ordered (from three to seven).
The strongest prayers:
|The number of temples||Features|
Since antiquity, it was believed that ordering sorokousta in three temples is the most effective means in the fight against damage. It was connected with the magic of the number 3, the Holy Trinity, which is revered by all Christians.
- You can order a service both for yourself and for another;
- During the reading period of a forty-man, a person must adhere to the post not only physical, but also spiritual;
- each of the three forty should be read at one time
This rite is considered one of the most powerful in Orthodoxy, it is compared with the Unction. Order of prayer in such a number of parishes is used when the help of the Lord God is needed especially strongly.
It has long been believed that monks are closest to God, so their prayer is extremely strong.
Seven sorokostov can help:
- suffering from a serious illness;
- who has a blood defacement or curse;
Today, church requirements are quite widespread, which gives rise to a lot of various errors and myths.
Not every priest will approve a simultaneous order in three churches or seven monasteries of sorokousta for the same person. Despite the clear mention of the magical power of the number 3 in the Gospel: "Where two or three have gathered in my name, there am I among them", it is not necessary to reduce the power of prayer only to a trip to the temples and filling in notes about requirements.
The benefit of submitting notes will be only when a person simultaneously makes every effort to change his own lifestyle and begins to live according to Christian canons.
Another misconception is that the prayer text filed for the enemy will return to this person all the evil that he caused. In this case, prayer is used as a tool for revenge.
This is wrong, its true purpose is a plea for enemies and the release of evil from its own heart.
In addition, there have been frequent cases when prayers are used not as a means of communicating with God, but as a tool of the occult and magical rites of charlatans. The so-called sorcerers, using Orthodox icons and prayers, enter into the confidence of people and make them believe in the harmlessness of rituals.
Such people can cause irreparable harm to the soul of man.
Therefore, it is so important to turn to God for help by visiting temples, giving notes about prayers, including forty-glasses about health, aimed at helping people, but in no way harm them.
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