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

    by Frederica Mathewes-Green

    The Jesus Prayer • Read More

    • Format: paperback, 196 pages
    • Publisher: Paraclete Press
    • ISBN: 9781557256591 (1557256594)
    • Language: english
    • Release date: November 1, 2009
    • Genres: religion, christianity, spirituality, prayer, christian, faith, catholic
    • Author: Frederica Mathewes-Green

    About The Book

    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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