“How are we to stop talking and start listening in our prayer? This is where the Jesus prayer can help us. It is a contemplative prayer, a prayer of listening. It is a prayer in words, but because the words are simple, frequently repeated, they reach out into the living silence of God.”
What is Prayer?
With thanks to Seattle Pacific University
Metropolitan Kallistos Ware is an English bishop within the Eastern Orthodox Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and one of the best-known contemporary Eastern Orthodox theologians.