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On Prayer

“Prayer is the converse of the mind with God”- Evagrius Ponticos .

“Just as nothing resembles God, so there is no ministry or work which resembles converse with God in stillness”. -St. Isaac the Syrian

Prayer Books

Orthodox Prayer Book

Orthodox Prayers

Prayers on this site

Services

The Divine Liturgy

The Akathist

About Prayer

Prayer in the Orthodox Church

What is Prayer?

Prayer – The Breath of the Soul

Prayer as an important aspect of our spiritual life

How to set up a prayer corner in your home

Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer (Introduction) -.pdf

Saying the Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer – Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

Practicing the Jesus Prayer– St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

Elder Paisios – On the Jesus Prayer

A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain

Interview with Metropolitan Jonah on the Jesus Prayer

On the Prayer of Jesus – St. Ignatius Brianchaninov (Audiobook)

Books

St. Isaac the Syrian

St. Isaac the Syrian

St Isaac the Syrian  says we should:

  • Pray with attention – so that we can have a true encounter with God
  • Pray with humility – because this sort of prayer goes straight to God’s ear
  • Pray with affection and tears – with joy and thanksgiving, but also with true repentance and purity.
  • Pray with patience and ardour – ‘to deny oneself’ is courageously to persevere in prayer.
  • Pray from the depths of the heart – even if we pray using ‘the words of another’ they should be uttered as if they are our own. St. Isaac says this is especially true of the Psalms.
  • Pray with faith and absolute trust in God – because He knows our life.

Elder Cleopas Ilie of Rumania – On Prayer – Rumanian with English Subtitles

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