The Jesus Prayer has been with us since the earliest years of Christianity. With its many variations, from Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner" to the single word Jesus it has been a fount of prayer and a way of being attentive to God for the monks, nuns, clergy and lay people of the Eastern Church for centuries.
Today, the Jesus Prayer is practiced all over the world in every Christian tradition. Simple in form, but powerful in its potential to develop and transform the heart, it becomes a way of life for those who practice it.
This short, simple guide is ideal for all who are new to this ancient spiritual practice and all who are learning to make it part of their daily practice of prayer.
Irma Zeleski was educated in England after her family fled Poland during the Second World War. She now lives in Toronto and is one of Canada's most popular spiritual writers.