What is Prayer?

Kallistos Ware

“How are we to stop talking and start listening in our prayer? This is where the Jesus prayer can help us. It is a contemplative prayer, a prayer of listening. It is a prayer in words, but because the words are simple, frequently repeated, they reach out into the living silence of God.”

What is Prayer?

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With thanks to Seattle Pacific University

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware is an English bishop within the Eastern Orthodox Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and one of the best-known contemporary Eastern Orthodox theologians.