The Lord’s Prayer is actually a very potent Spiritual Discipline that can be unpacked to pray at the level of our teacher Jesus Christ himself. The trick is to stop repeating it and start living it, and you just might find the Spirit of Christ is living in you!
Contemplative Prayer is both a dangerous and a useful spiritual practice if the typical pitfalls are avoided. The main thing about it is to remember that no matter what, the imagination still slips in. It’s worth taking some time to contemplate contemplation. Practical guidelines and walk-through included.
Unlike other works on the Jesus Prayer, I delved into the older Orthodox method of Hesychasm which I tried for a solid month. I explain the results of my experiment, the traditions revolving around the prayer, and why it has always been a source of contention between the East and the West.