The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God


by Frederica Mathewes-Green;

The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God
Publication date: 2009-10-01
Number of pages: 181
ISBN: 9781557256591
  
In the earliest centuries of faith, Christians in the deserts of Palestine and Africa sought a short prayer that could be easily repeated, in order to acquire the habit of “prayer without ceasing.” The result was The Jesus Prayer:
 
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.”
 
This jewel of Eastern Christianity aims at enabling a person to be in God’s presence, rather than to focus on feelings or thoughts about God.
 
The first section of The Jesus Prayer offers a concise overview of the history, theology, and spirituality of Orthodoxy, so that the Prayer can be understood in its native context. Following, is a conversational question-and-answer format that takes the reader through practical steps for adopting this profound practice in everyday life.
 
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