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Jesus Prayer The Ancient Desert Prayer That Tunes the Heart to God

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ISBN-10: 1557256594

ISBN-13: 9781557256591

Edition: 2009

Authors: Frederica Mathewes-Green

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In the earliest centuries of faith, Christians in the deserts of Palestine and Africa sought a short prayer that could be easily repeated, in order to acquire the habit of ldquo;prayer without ceasing.rdquo; The result wasThe Jesus Prayer: ldquo;Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.rdquo; This jewel of Eastern Christianity aims at enabling a person to be in Godrsquo;s presence, rather than to focus on feelings or thoughts about God. The first section ofThe Jesus Prayeroffers a concise overview of the history, theology, and spirituality of Orthodoxy, so that the Prayer can be understood in its native context. Following, is a conversational question-and-answer format that takes the…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Frederica Mathewes-Green (BA, University of South Carolina; MA, Virginia Episcopal Seminary) is an author, commentator, and Orthodox Christian. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today, Focus on the Family-Citizen, and Touchstone.

Introduction
History, Scripture, and the Meaning of Mercy
Terms, Concepts, and Context
Heart, Mind, and "The Little Radio"
Getting Started Questions and Answers
For Further Reading
Notes