The Jesus Prayer

6 Oct 2023 • From Bishop Richard Jackson

In this week's video, Bishop Richard talks about 'an ancient prayer, drawn together in the mists of time, but certainly much loved and used by the end of the first millennium. It has been a rich feature of Eastern Orthodox spirituality, but has more recently become a treasure of the west as well.'

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God; have mercy on me, a sinner.

'The strength of the Jesus prayer is that it couples a meditation on how God has shown himself to us, and a right response grounded in the reality of our frailty.... Christian life is not simply religious discipline, it is an invitation to the life of God.  This is a life we can access now and which goes on forever.'

So why not try the Jesus Prayer?

Visit the diocesan website for transcripts of the Bishop of Hereford's Message.