Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Brief directives for the Jesus Prayer (part 5)

1. Sit or stand in a dimly lit and quiet place

2.Re-collect yourself

3.With the help of your imagination find a place in your heart and stay there with intention.

4.Lead the mind from the head into the heart and repeat "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me."

5.As much as possible guard the attention of your mind and do not allow any other thoughts to enter in.

6. Be paient and rest.

7. Learn to love silence.

taken from The Pilgrim Way

2 comments:

Mike said...

Thank you for this simple reminder. So simple!

myrrha said...

Thanks for this.

I was compelled by a sister in Christ to pray,
"Lord Jesus Christ, Beautiful Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, Your beloved"

Might be a wee bit wordy for some, but it has really helped me.