THE DISCIPLINE OF PRAYER
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"Prayer is the test of
everything. If prayer is right everything is right."
- St. Theophan the Recluse (1815-1894)
"Prayer is more essential to us, more an integral part of ourselves, than the rhythm of our breathing or the beating of our heart. Without prayer there is no life. Prayer is our nature. As humans we are created for prayer just as we are created to speak and to think. The human animal is best described, not as a logical or tool-making animal or an animal that laughs, but rather as an animal that prays, a eucharistic animal, capable of offering the world back to God in thanksgiving and intercession."
- Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)
THE DISCIPLINE OF PRAYER:
Prayer and Life by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom
The Prayer of Intercession by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom
PRAYING THE JESUS PRAYER:
The Jesus Prayer - by Father Steven Tsichlis
Saying the Jesus Prayer - by Albert S. Rossi
Becoming the Jesus Prayer - by Father Michael Plekon
Introduction to the Jesus Prayer - by Mother Alexandra
The Jesus Prayer - by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom
The Spiritual Father:
The Spiritual Guide in Orthodox Christianity by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware
The Spiritual Father in the Pachomian Tradition by Father Steven Tsichlis