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Praying with Children

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Attention at Liturgy

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Liturgical Attention

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Forgive us our debts

When we return to ourselves and remember the Heavenly Father, we may rightly use these words: ‘Forgive us our debts.’ Hence, even though one

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Simple Prayer

Abba Macarius was asked, ‘How should one pray?’ The old man said, ‘There is no need at all to make long discourses, it is

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A Technique for Continual Remembrance

Zealous Christians have a certain technique that they apply to secure the continual remembrance of God more firmly. It is the constant repetition of

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Whatever it takes…

How fitting is the frequent prayer, “By whatever means, save me!”. – St. Theophan the Recluse: Letters

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Prayer is Reproducing its own Contents

Praying does not mean repeating a certain number of words of prayer; praying is reproducing the contents of the prayers within ourselves, so that

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Quality Exceeds Any Precise Number

Do not worry about the number of bows. Pay all your attention to the quality of your prayer performed with prostrations. Without speaking of

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A Portable Altar

“No matter where we happen to be, by prayer we can set up an altar to God in our hearts.” – St. John Chrysostom

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Defeating Disturbing Thoughts

When a disturbing thought comes to mind, rush to the Lord with a brief prayer or some psalm, especially, “O God, be attentive unto

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I die daily

Our heart daily dies spiritually. Only ardent, tearful prayer quickens it, and makes it begin to breathe again. – St. John of Kronstadt

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Ensure an immediate Hearing

“Do you wish God to hear your prayer immediately, brother? When you lift your hands up to heaven, pray first of all, with your

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Our prayers, lives and intentions.

“If in order to put an end to public wars, and tumults, and battles, the Priest is exhorted to offer prayers for kings and

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Feeling Coldness

“God is fire that warms and kindles the heart and inward parts. And so, if we feel in our hearts coldness, which is from