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The Jesus Prayer (Part 1)- Introduction

December 29, 2007

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The Jesus Prayer

Fr. Steven Peter Tsichlis

Introduction

Prayer is the basis of our Christian life, the source of our experience of Jesus as the Risen Lord. Yet how few Christians know how to pray with any depth! For most of us, prayer means little more than standing in the pews for an hour or so on Sunday morning or perhaps reciting, in a mechanical fashion, prayers once learned by rote during childhood. Our prayer life – and thus our life as Christians – remains, for the most part, at this superficial level.

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