Prayer is the test of everything; prayer is also the source of everything; prayer is the driving force of everything; prayer is also the director of everything. If prayer is right, everything is right. For prayer will not allow anything to go wrong. – St. Theophan the Recluse in The Art of Prayer, p. 51. Related post: How is your prayer? Continue reading Prayer: The Test of Everything
Theophan the Recluse was a Russian priest and bishop of the 19th century. In the latter half of his life he lived in solitude. Much of his life was spent writing and teaching about the life of prayer. In one of his homilies on prayer he offers the following: Let me recall a wise custom of the ancient Holy Fathers: when greeting each other, they … Continue reading How is your prayer?