Thursday, February 08, 2007

Powerful

From Keep A Quiet Heart
By Elisabeth Elliot

An Old Prayer

"Christians in the Orthodox Church use a prayer called the Jesus Prayer. Sometime they pray it in the rhythm of breathing, learning in this way almost to "pray without ceasing". The words are simple, but they cover everything we need to ask for ourselves and others. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us."

"The Jesus Prayer was one my husband Add and I often used together when he was dying of cancer, when we seemed to have "used up" all the other prayers. I recommend it to you."

Lord, have mercy on us.

3 comments:

wenchaomao said...
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Donna Boucher said...

I have read this in Elisabeth's book and it is very touching.

Have mercy on me.
A sinner.

Beautiful in it's simplicity.

Bless you, Janet!

Janet said...

I love how she includes 'others'.

This simple prayer covers it all.