Thursday, 24 July 2014

Pray with the heart

The danger with the Jesus Prayer, as with all prayer, is praying without heart. Here is what John of Kronstadt says about it:

"When you pray, the Lord will give you according to your heart. If you pray with faith, sincerely, with all your heart, not hypocritically, the Lord will reward you accordingly. And on the other hand, the colder your heart, the more doubting and hypocritical, the more useless will be your prayer  - and more: so much the more will it insult the Lord, who seeks to be worshipped 'in spirit and truth'" (John 4:23)

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