"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me." Anglican Franciscan monk Brother Ramon and Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward each spent more than 20 years practicing this ancient form of Scripture-rooted meditation alone before spending time Praying the Jesus Prayer Together. Here, they offer practical guidelines for how to use the prayer individually and corporately; provide biblical and historical insights; and relate the spirit-filled supplication to essential patterns of discipleship. 144 pages, softcover, Hendrickson.
The Jesus Prayer, one of the great treasures of Eastern Orthodoxy, is becoming increasingly known and valued in the West. Brother Ramon, an Anglican Franciscan hermit, and Simon Barrington-Ward, former Anglican Bishop of Coventry, received instruction in this form of prayer from Archimandrite Sophrony, one of the greatest of recent Orthodox teachers living in the West. In this delightful book, they pass on what they learned with great clarity and power, grounding their teaching in the Scriptures and adding insights and stories from the Western church and from around the world. The authors provide practical guidelines for how to practice the prayer, both indiviidually and corporately, and they relate the prayer to some of the most essential patterns of Christian discipleship.
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