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Offline mabsoota

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Re: The understanding of glossolalia and xenoglossia in Orthodox traditions?
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2012, 06:51:56 PM »
this is the prayer of the heart.

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Re: The understanding of glossolalia and xenoglossia in Orthodox traditions?
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2012, 02:20:17 AM »
Is that the prayer of the heart can only be practiced with Jesus prayer?

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Re: The understanding of glossolalia and xenoglossia in Orthodox traditions?
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2012, 12:04:24 PM »
no, any prayer you memorise and repeat sincerely can repeat itself inside you after you stop thinking about it.
just think, if you listen to a popular piece of music many times a day (eg. on the radio), the tune will be inside your head the next day as you are travelling or resting.
you will not be able to stop thinking about it easily.

how much better, then, to memorise prayers and passages from the Bible, so that they will be going around in your head after you finish thinking about them.
so when we find the sincere prayer going around and around in our head, we call it the prayer of the heart, because we have become so full of this prayer that we think about it without realising it.

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Re: The understanding of glossolalia and xenoglossia in Orthodox traditions?
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2012, 12:44:13 PM »
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Lord,forgive me
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Lord,help me.


Can Prayer of the heart  be practiced with the quoted prayers?
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Re: The understanding of glossolalia and xenoglossia in Orthodox traditions?
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2012, 01:00:07 PM »
Yes, there is nothing magical about the Jesus prayer. In fact there are several variations even of that...

"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner"
"Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me"
Etc..

However, the Jesus prayer is a time-tested and tradition-validated prayer, so I don't mean to be dismissing it as though all prayers are equal.
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky