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Offline Lauren_Elisse

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Spiritual Meditation
« on: March 03, 2010, 01:44:56 AM »

I have a strong relationship with God.
And so every night while I go to sleep, I meditate using The Jesus Prayer.
But along with it, I listen to greek orthodox chants while I meditate and pray.
Is this an effective method of prayer?
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Re: Spiritual Meditation
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 02:38:59 AM »

I have a strong relationship with God.
And so every night while I go to sleep, I meditate using The Jesus Prayer.
But along with it, I listen to greek orthodox chants while I meditate and pray.
Is this an effective method of prayer?

Well I'm not a Priest, but it sounds good to me. I often do the same thing, except with Ethiopian Orthodox Chant.

Someone on another thread said very emphatically that the Jesus Prayer should never be said while falling asleep. I don't know why they said this; and it seems contrary to the whole point of the Jesus Prayer, which is to cultivate a life of prayer without ceasing.

But as you will often be told on this forum (and rightly so), you should consult your spiritual Father about such things.


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Re: Spiritual Meditation
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 04:03:51 AM »

I have a strong relationship with God.
And so every night while I go to sleep, I meditate using The Jesus Prayer.
But along with it, I listen to greek orthodox chants while I meditate and pray.
Is this an effective method of prayer?

Well I'm not a Priest, but it sounds good to me. I often do the same thing, except with Ethiopian Orthodox Chant.

Someone on another thread said very emphatically that the Jesus Prayer should never be said while falling asleep. I don't know why they said this; and it seems contrary to the whole point of the Jesus Prayer, which is to cultivate a life of prayer without ceasing.
I've found the Jesus Prayer to also be a very effective means for battling the temptations that like to take hold of me as I'm drifting off to sleep.
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