Saturday, March 24, 2012

Abba Macarius, how are we to pray...

When some brothers asked Abba Macarius how to pray, he said, "Prayer does not require a lot of language.  Frequently reach out your hands, saying, 'Lord, have mercy on me.  I trust you.'  If some struggle worries you, simply say, 'Lord, help me.'  God knows what is best for us, and God is merciful."

From By Way of the Desert, 365 Daily Readings
compiled and modernized by Bernard Bangley

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