A quote on “prayer” from “for lovers of God everywhere” by Saint Theophan the Recluse

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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.

β€”Saint Theophan the Recluse

from for lovers of God everywhere
compiled by Roger Housden

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  1. Yes completely true and it is from within that we need to do our prayers with implicit faith.

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    1. So very true my dear friend! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. LindaP says:

    Beautiful and true!

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    1. Thank you Linda! ❀ πŸ™‚

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