Type and Cost of Prayer…

“Mono-logistical or single word prayer, is the “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.” The fewer words we impose upon the nous [soul or spiritual center] the easier it is for then nous to learn and hold onto them. The methods of prayer, however are many. The method depends upon the disposition and the needs of each person. Supplication, Thanksgiving, praise – are all address to the God who is able to save in order to find the consolation and assistance being sought. There are petition, intercession, entreaty, praise, thanksgiving, and at times even a praise worthy brashness by which God’s infinite goodness and boundless love for man been low for one who calls on him with persistence and deep humility.”
Elder Ephraim of Katounakia
~Obedience is Life

“I asked your love to pray hard for me. For I have many souls that seek my help. And believe me for every single soul that receives my help, I experienced the warfare that it has.”
Elder Joseph
~My Elder Joseph the Hesychast