In Christianity, in the face of saints, one of the women who knew during the life of Jesus Christ is revered. Her name is Saint Marta (in Russian transcription Martha). She was Mary's sister and twice mentioned in the Gospel as a faithful disciple of the Savior. Below, we give some examples of prayers for this woman, who is considered the patroness of public catering workers and servants.
Holy Marta in the Gospel
But before going directly to the prayers, we will briefly review the information that we know about it from the Bible. If you believe the Scriptures, Saint Marta lived in Palestine and believed in Christ even when he was alive. The first episode in the Gospel relates to Jesus' visit to her home. When he was reclining and teaching heavenly wisdom, Martha was bustling about the teacher's meal. Apparently, she needed help, and she asked Jesus to send her to help Maria, her sister, who had not been so enthusiastic about the rules of hospitality and only sat next to Christ and eagerly listened to his speeches. However, Jesus told Martha that she was in vain bustling about a plentiful meal, because spiritual food is the only thing they need at the moment. And he set Maria as an example, as she chose a more good path. Since then, Martha has become the embodiment of economy, domestic hassle, fussiness, active service and hospitality.
The second episode is related to her brother, known today as the righteous Lazar the Fourfold. The story began with the fact that Jesus received the news that Lazarus is sick, and the sisters are asked to come and heal him. Jesus agrees, but sets out on the road to Bethany where they lived, only the next day, he lingers on the way and eventually comes to the place already when Lazarus was buried the fourth day in a cave. Martha and Mary met him and complained that if he had come early, their brother would not have died. At the same time, they witnessed their unconditional faith in Christ, in his divine authority. Christ ordered to open the cave, despite the smell of cadaveric decay, and commanded Lazarus to rise and come out of it. Tied up in a funeral veil Lazar came out alive and healthy. Both sisters - Saint Mary and Saint Marta - are revered as myrrh-bearers.
Prayer of Saint Marte
Now we will give the text of the first prayer. In fact, Martha is traditionally honored with her sister. Therefore, in this case, St. Mary and St. Marta are the object of prayer: "Saints and omnipotent disciples of Christ, who loved God, Martha and Mary! Pray for Christ, whom you loved and who loved you, that he might give us sinners forgiveness of sins and in the Orthodox faith a firm standing without hypocrisy. In our hearts place the spirit of fear of God, trust in him in humility, patience and mercy towards one's neighbor. Rid us with your prayers from everyday temptations, all sorts of troubles and troubles. We, having lived a quiet and serene life here, with unblemished thoughts and a pure heart, in the boldness of faith and with hope will appear at the Last Judgment. And, having received on it a kind response, eternal joy in the heavenly kingdom will be honored. Amen".
Thus, the ministry of representatives and intercessors is the main one, which, as the Christians believe, Saint Mary and St. Marta perform. The prayer, which will be given below, is somewhat different from this version. This concerns both sense and structure, since in fact it is a whole rite. And in it the main task that Saint Marta performs is the fulfillment of desire. This can be any request, in spirit and morality, corresponding to the evangelical values.
Holy Marta: prayer for the fulfillment of desire
Prayer of Saint Marte
"O Holy Marta the Wonderworker!" I appeal to you, needing help. You, I know, will be my help and support in my needs and temptations. I thank you and I promise that I will spread this prayer. In obedience with tears I ask that you console me in my difficulties and troubles. In obedience for the joy that your heart was filled with, I cry with tears: pray for me and my family. Give us that we keep God in our hearts and thus deserve intercession before the Most High primarily before the problem that today worries me (tell us about your request, desire). With tears I implore you as an assistant in all your needs: overcome all problems just as you conquered the serpent, until he was lying at your feet. "
Now we need to read the Lord's Prayer "Our Father". Then, "Theotokos, Devo". Then, "Glory to the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit" - all once. In the end, you must read "Holy March, pray for us Christ" 9 times in a row. These prayers of St. Martha's desire to be repeated, as already mentioned, on Tuesdays, 9 weeks in a row.