Nine ways of prayer

Posted March 31, 2017 6:42 pm by Hannah Russo

The bowing of one’s head and heart with humility at the beginning of prayer before the crucifix, at the altar, in the Name of the Trinity;
The throwing down and prostrating of one’s whole body with tears of compunction for the sins of others when one can find no more tears for his own;
The welcoming of all the physical difficulties and the patient endurance of all kinds of bodily discomforts during prayer as part of prayer itself, as a way of offering one’s body to God in praise;
The fixating of one’s gaze on Christ crucified while kneeling and standing with bold

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