18 John of Kronstadt Quotes

  • "It is necessary to rouse the heart to pray; otherwise it will become quite dry. The attributes of prayer must be: love of God, sincerity, and simplicity."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Your Lord is a God of mercy and bountifulness: be a source of mercy and bountifulness to your neighbors. If you will be such, you will find salvation yourself with everlasting glory."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Mercy


  • "God is nearer to us than any man at every time. He is nearer to me than my raiment, nearer than the air or light, nearer than my wife, father, mother, daughter, son, or friend. I live in Him, soul and body. I breathe in Him, think in Him, feel, consider, intend, speak, undertake, work in Him."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: God


  • "...people mostly pray as if there were no God with them, or as if He did not heed their prayers. Let us ascribe to the Lord at least the same amount of attention that good parents show to the requests of their children, at least that provident and attentive love which good parents have for their children."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Prayer, Parents


  • "Do not be despondent when fighting against the incorporeal enemy, but even in the midst of your afflictions and oppression praise the Lord, Who has found you worthy to suffer for Him, by struggling against the subtlety of the serpent, and to be wounded for Him at every hour; for had you not lived piously, and endeavored to become united to God, the enemy would not have attacked and tormented you."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Affliction, Satan, Piety


  • "A Christian must always be kind, gracious, and wise in order to conquer evil by good."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Christians, Good and Evil


  • "Love every man in spite of his falling into sin. Never mind the sins, but remember that the foundation of the man is the same - the image of God."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Love, Sin


  • "A man who is wrathful with us is a sick man; we must apply a plaster to his heart - love; we must treat him kindly, speak to him gently, lovingly. And if there is not deeply-rooted malice against us within him, but only a temporary fit of anger, you will see how his heart, or his malice, will melt away through your kindness and love - how good will conquer evil."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Anger


  • "When you are praying alone, and your spirit is dejected, and you are wearied and oppressed by your loneliness, remember then, as always, that God the Trinity looks upon you with eyes brighter than the sun; also all the angels, your own Guardian Angel, and all the Saints of God."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Prayer


  • "The enemy of our salvation especially strives to draw our heart and mind away from God when we are about to serve Him, and endeavors to adulterously attach our heart to something irrelevant. Be always, every moment, with God, especially when you pray to Him. If you are inconstant, you will fall away from life, and will cast yourself into sorrow and straightness."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Satan, Service


  • "With death all will be taken from us, all earthly goods, riches, beauty of body and raiment, spacious dwellings, etc., but the virtue of the soul, that incorruptible raiment, shall remain with us eternally."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Death


  • "Your Lord is Love: love Him and in Him all men, as His children in Christ. Your Lord is a fire: do not let your heart be cold, but burn with faith and love. Your Lord is light: do not walk in darkness of mind, without reasoning or understanding, or without faith."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: God


  • "Our faith, trust, and love are proved and revealed in adversities, that is, in difficult and grievous outward and inward circumstances, during sickness, sorrow, and privations."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Adversity


  • "Do not fear the conflict, and do not flee from it; where there is no struggle, there is no virtue."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Struggles, Virtue


  • "Oh, what great happiness and bliss, what exaltation it is to address oneself to the Eternal Father. Always, without fail, value this joy which has been accorded to you by God's infinite grace."

    - John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Happiness, Joy



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