Saturday, February 21, 2009

Patriarch Pavle on Prayer

I'm a bit late in coming to this, but if you've haven't yet read Fr Milovan's three-part translation of Patriarch Pavle of Serbia's words on prayer, now is the time. Part one, two, and three.

A very brief excerpt:
In prayer we shouldn’t work up our nerves, nor sigh too much, nor hold our head up, for all this is harmful. We should pray quietly, with deep, but silent sighs, our heads lowered to the ground, patiently, from time to time looking at the icon as those who truly feel sinful before God.
His Holiness, Patriarch Pavle, is in very ill health. We can repay him for his instructive words by praying for his health and salvation.

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