The Jesus Prayer
The Ancient Desert Prayer That Tunes the Heart to GodBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2009
Branch Call Number: 242.72 MAT 2009
Characteristics: xvii, 181 p. ; 21 cm