Thank you for being part of this Blog, and allowing me to share with you my insights and the insights of others into the infinite implications of faith in Jesus Christ. These last two weeks have been remarkable in terms of feedback I have received on posts. In particular, the post reflecting on Sherlock received many more views than I am accustomed to because someone put my work on Facebook. I am very grateful.
I have a hectic rest of the work week and then give a retreat over the weekend. Please pray for these things, if you would.
I include below a haunting video of the rhythmic and litanic Jesus Prayer, chanted by monks in Russian at the Valaam monastery. That Prayer is among the most beloved devotions of the Eastern Church. It bears a power that at times leaves one shaken to the core. That Name.
I highly recommend it. I use a simpler version of the prayer, and pray it over and over: Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.
Here’s the Russian text from the video, and the full English translation:
Russian: Gospodi, Iisuse Hriste, Syne Bozhij, pomiluj mja, greshnago.
English: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.