The former abbot of the Skete of the Forerunner [Mount Athos], Fr. Petroniu Tanase, talks about the real meaning of Jesus Prayer: “in everything that happens, in everything we see, we should think of God, to see God”. His word is based on the teaching of St. Basil the Great. That means ceaseless prayer [1 Thessalonians 5:17].

Fr. Petroniu:

“In the morning I wake up from sleep, I say in my mind: ‘Glory to Thee O Lord, Glory to Thee O Lord, you have gave me another day!’

I take my clothes on: ‘Thank you, Lord, that I have clothes to cover my body!’

I go to breakfast: ‘Thank you, Lord, that you have gave me food!’

In everything I do, my mind should be toward God.”


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