The Prayer of an Islamic-Christian Heart

Fr Paolo Dalloglio

From the monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian (Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi), a community of Syriac Catholic rite based 80 kilometers north of Damascus, on the slope of the Anti-Lebanon mountains, Father Dalloglio shares his profound reflections on the prayer of the heart.

In the heart of the believer there is no opposition between the abyssal mystery of God, Allah, the One, the Unique, and the name of “his Act in our favor”, “his Event in humanity” – Jesus, the Son. The Prayer of the Heart is simple: we wake up, work, study… and sleep with the name of Jesus, Yasû’ – ’Îsa, on our lips.

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