Let the Jesus Prayer Cleave to Your Breathing

by Scott D. Hendricks

If you truly wish to put your thoughts to shame, to be serenely silent, and to live in effortless enjoyment of a sober and quiet heart, let the Jesus Prayer cleave to your breathing, and in a few days you will see all this realized.

~ St. Hesychios

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), 103.