Monday, 7 November 2011
Living the Jesus Prayer
It's a good book to buy as a simple introduction to the Jesus Prayer and is full of sensible comforting advice like: "It is better not to worry too much about the breathing, especially at the beginning. If we practice saying the Prayer regularly, this synchronization tends to happen on it's own." (page 12) Or honesty like: "I took up the Prayer without much enthusiasm...Before too long, I began to be bored by it..." (page 9)
She also underlines the need for support and encouragement from others, especially Fr Briere, who helped her through the bored stage and into the regular discipline needed to transform the Prayer from something said to something prayed. Altogether a great introduction to one of the Church's greatest prayers and a good book to have on your church bookstall.