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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Prayer of The Heart

About 45 years ago, I learned the Jesus Prayer, which has its roots in the Philokalia which was popular then. This prayer is a blessing to me now more than ever. The point of the prayer is twofold. The first to create a pattern of silence no matter where one is, walking down the street, or cleaning the house, or driving.

The second is to remind one of the truth of the Incarnation and Salvation brought to one through Jesus Christ.

I highly recommend memorizing and saying this prayer daily. Sometimes, I just say it over and over and over..

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner