Thursday, March 16, 2006


Maybe the strength of the Jesus Prayer is that it focusses on Jesus; it continually draws you to relate to Him, to consider Him, to believe in Him, to experience His compassion for yourself and ask it for others. The witness John wrote that Jesus said these words: "Believe in God, believe also in me.' (John 14:1)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

the Name

I came across a very good one page guide to the Jesus Prayer at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary Crestwood NY; a clear explanation of the biblical view and power of the Name, and an interesting story of St. Therese of Lisieux interceding for the serial killer Pranzini illustrate the power of prayer. There's also a beautiful comment on a scene of a girl walking in a field, on inner and outer silence. see here.