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Abbot Haralambos Dionysiatis the Teacher of Noetic Prayer
|Monk Joseph Dionysiatis|
|1 copy available|
|"We say that noetic prayer is for all Christians. Noetic prayer is also called prayer of the heart. You ask if oral prayer can also be called prayer of the heart. If prayer is not pure, neither noetic nor oral prayer can be called prayer of the heart. Prayer of the heart is the prayer where the mind is literally swallowed up by the heart. Bombs can be falling, the house burning; the mind has no intention of leaving the heart, even if it's in danger of burning. That's why we must also cultivate the virtues, and unceasing prayer. As much as we can, never stop saying, "Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me' orally and from the heart. When you get used to saying constantly, "Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me,' then you are sweetened so much that you are drawn to say this little prayer constantly. You don't feel hungry, nor do you want to talk, or say anything else."|