Friday, September 18, 2015
Using Prayer Beads for the Jesus Prayer and Trisagion
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
Who wast crucified for us,
Have mercy upon us."
I use the Oriental Orthodox version because I am a Miaphysite in my Christology.
I like having the Jesus Prayer and Trisagion both because one says, "have mercy on me," and the other says, "have mercy on us," I want to pray for all of humanity.
The Jesus Prayer has an affinity with mantras, but it is a prayer to a personal God, a prayer seeking the Presence of Christ. "Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek (Psalm 27.8)."
This is a prayer habit anyone can have, no matter how busy you are.