Unceasing Prayer

by Scott D. Hendricks

The unceasing invocation of God’s name is a medicine which mortifies not just the passions, but even their influence. Just as the physician puts medications or dressings on a wound that it might be healed, without the patient even knowing how they work, so also the name of God, when we call upon it, mortifies all passions, though we do not know how that happens.

~ St. Barsanuphius the Great