The Jesus Prayer #36

One of my favorite authors is Madeleine L’Engle, who tells about praying “The Jesus Prayer” when she had no other words:  “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

This prayer is the prayer of the blind beggar on the road to Jericho and has been recorded as in use in the Church going back to perhaps 300s and onward.

I find myself praying this prayer frequently when I feel burdened in my heart and do not know for what to pray.  It becomes part of my breathing some days, as praying brings me into God’s presence. Image

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2 Responses to The Jesus Prayer #36

  1. lamehousewife says:

    i like that prayer, too…God bless, sister…

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