Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Jesus prayer.

I'd almost forgot to post anything today, but as I lay in bed I decided I would I keep thinking about how I forgot to blog if I didn't act on it so hopefully ill get to sleep soon!

I just wanted to share a thought, that I think I've mentioned on here before. It was one of those slightly offhand catechises moments that the speaker (Damian Stayne)  gave. He was talking about receiving the Holy Spirit and recommended the Jesus Prayer. It comes in many forms but this is it:
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner.
And it is often used, particularly in the Eastern traditions as a repetitive prayer. Prayer ropes are sometimes used to keep count.

He explained the value of this simple prayer. It makes us bible in that we know our sinfulness, which disposed us to invite God in. And since scripture says none can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit, when we say the prayer above we pray in the Spirit.

A simple thought. We have a lot to rediscover!

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