Feeling and Words

by Scott D. Hendricks

Feeling towards God–even without words–is a prayer.  Words support and sometimes deepen the feeling.

~ St. Theophan the Recluse

E. Kadloubovsky and G. E. H. Palmer, trans., The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology compiled by Igumen Chariton of Valamo, (New York: Faber and Faber, 1997), 60.