A quote by Saint Theophan the Recluse about “attention to the heart”

Concept of hand on my heart truth

In your body lies a priceless gem


Images, however sacred
they may be, retain
the attention outside,
whereas at the time of prayer
the attention must be within –
in the heart. The concentration
of attention in the heart –
this is the starting point of prayer.

—Saint Theophan the Recluse
from for lovers of God everywhere
compiled by Roger Housden



4 Comments Add yours

  1. True and inspiring words spoken on 🙏 prayers. Such an apt picture too, Amira

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you dear friend for your beautiful comment! ❤


  2. LindaP says:

    Beautiful words!

    Liked by 2 people

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