Prayer according to St John Chrysostomos is a great and mighty weapon, a great possession, a binding of man with God, it is a medicine, an everlasting richness, in which the Grace of God flows freely through the veins of the soul, an invitation to the eternal life. Prayer compares to the Angels. Man himself converses with God.
"Nothing has its measure." Nothing is equal to prayer says the Holy Father.
Prayer is a skill thus it requires practice and continuing effort. It must be made with a zealous soul, with deep concentration so we realise which direction we take, who we stand before and who we converse with.
"Pray without ceasing" St Paul tells us. (I Thessalonians 5: 17) -- Prologue
Prayers include: Morning Prayers; Six Psalms; Doxology; Vespers; Small Compline; Salutations to the Mother of God; Small Canon to the Holy Virgin Mary; Prayers before Meals; The Fasts of the Church.
Author: The Attendants of Priestmonk Spyridon New Skiti, Mount Athos