by St. John of Kronstadt
We can not conquer either our passions or our sins without the grace of God; therefore, always ask for help from our Christ the Savior. For this reason He came into the world, suffered, and died on the cross and was risen from the dead so that He could help us and save us from our sin and passions, so that He could cleanse us from our sin and give us strength in the Holy Spirit to do good works; to enlighten us, strengthen us, and fill us with peace. You say: how can I be saved when I sin at every step and every minute? This question has a simple answer: at every step and every minute ask for help from our Savior, remember our Savior and you will be saved.
I am at peace when I wholeheartedly pray to my Sun of Righteousness, Christ my God. He melts the ice of my heart, removes impurities, darkness and spiritual death, and establishes life everlasting and I leave all earthly cares.
When you pray to God, imaging that He is close to you as if you need His presence to breath, to move, to be enlightened, to have peace and strength - you need Him to live.