Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 12

Living Prayer is written in eight chapters, with an epilogue. On Wednesday, March 12, at the Parish Lenten Service - Sandringham - I read chapter 6 — The Jesus Prayer.

The Jesus Prayer ought to be familiar to most of us in one form or another. 'Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' As Anglicans we use this prayer often in our liturgies, and in our own prayers.

Bloom cites the The Way of a Pilgrim which has been reprinted in several editions. The unknown Russian monk prays the Jesus Prayer as the monk traveled throughout Russian in the 19th century.

You will find that Chapter 6 is online at Archangels Books. They offer for sale both Living Prayer and Beginning to Pray. I was excited to find that both books are still in print.

As well yesterday Leigh Anne Power, of CBC-Radio Gander, interviewed some of the ladies who have been involved in the Prayer Quilt Ministry. So we look forward to hearing their interview, likely tomorrow.

During this day the Parson made three pastoral calls. Two to a bereaved family, and one to a recently bereaved.

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