Monday, 17 June 2013

The Philokalia on the Jesus Prayer

As we pray the Jesus Prayer again and again, it becomes established in our hearts.  In time the prayer rises to consciousness without effort on our part.  In the midst of trouble, temptation, pain, anger, or frustration, this prayer makes us aware of God’s presence.  As a result, we become prayer.  We begin to worship and pray, not in our own words, nor in our own minds, but in the Spirit.