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The Jesus Prayer~

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“O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner”~

A “Prayer of the Heart”

The Jesus Prayer shows us the way towards true humility~

Guidelines for praying~

1. Commit to daily Prayer

2. Select a quiet place for your prayer

3. Prepare to enter into a conversation with your God

4. Sit or stand quietly and let go of all thoughts of your daily life.

5. Repeat the prayer slowly over and over for at least 15 minutes working up to 30 minutes.

6. Concentrate on the prayer with vigor. When you find your mind wanders immediately bring your attention back to the words of the prayer.

7. Use of a prayer rope can help you concentrate. ( Because of its simplicity, it is often prayed on knots in prayer ropes in the Eastern Church, as an aid to concentration to help people “pray without ceasing”, as St. Paul urged Christians to do in his first letter to the Thessalonians~1 Thessalonians 5:17 ~ )

8. When finished with your payer sit quietly for a few minutes before going onto other activities.

9. Participate regularly in the Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion, fasting on Wednesday and Friday, and also participate in Holy Confession at least two times each year.

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