Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jesus Prayer ( St. Paisius Velichkovsky )

One should perform the Prayer of Jesus aloud but not loudly, sufficient so that one can hear it. One should not at the time of prayer incline one's thought here and there to worldly , corruptible
things, but should remain without laziness in the memory of this Prayer alone.

 The Prayer is nothing else but a division between the visible and invisible worlds. Wherefore, one must enclose one's mind in the Prayer. Where
the body stands, there also the mind should be with it, without having any thought at the time of prayer. 

The Holy Fathers say, "If anyone prays with his
lips but is careless about his mind, he is laboring in vain, for God heeds the mind and not much speaking. Mental prayer does not allow that there be in the mind any fantasy or unclean thought. If one does not become accustomed to the mental Jesus Prayer, he cannot have ceaseless prayer. 

St. Paisius Velichkovsky

St. Paisius Velichkovsky

St. Paisius Velichkovsky
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