Pray always

“When we Pray continually, God will enlighten us as to what we must do in each situation, even the most difficult. God will speak in our heart. He will find ways.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“Everywhere, wherever you find yourself, you can set up an altar to God in your mind by means of Prayer.”

Saint John Chrysostom

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“The person who belongs to Christ turns everything into Prayer. He makes both difficulties and tribulations into Prayer. Whatever happens, he begins, ‘Lord Jesus Christ…’. Prayer is beneficial for everything, even the simplest of things… All matters are sorted out with Prayer. But your Prayer must be endued with love… You musn’t have anxiety, but trust in God’s Love and Providence…”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“This is how you Pray continually – not by offering Prayer in words, but by joining yourself to God through your whole way of life, so that your life becomes one continuous and uninterrupted Prayer.”

Saint Basil the Great

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“Pray when you are happy, and Pray when you are sad.”

Saint Theodoros the Ascetic

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“Have your mind on God and your heart will leap spontaneously.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“Whether you are in Church, or in your house, or in the country; whether you are guarding sheep, or constructing buildings, or present at drinking parties, do not stop Praying. When you are able, bend your knees, when you cannot, make intercession in your mind, ‘at evening and at morning and at midday’. If Prayer preceded your work and if, when you rise from your bed, your first movements are accompanied by Prayer, sin can find no entrance to attack your Soul.”

Saint Ephrem the Syrian

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“The person who belongs to Christ turns everything into Prayer. He makes both difficulties and tribulations into Prayer.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“If you are making something, you must call to mind the Creator of all things; if you see the light, remember the Giver of it. If you put on your clothes, recall Whose gift they are and thank Him Who provides for your life. In short, let every action be a cause of your remembering and praising God, and lo! You will be Praying without ceasing and therein your Soul will always rejoice.”

Saint Peter of Damascus

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“Let us Pray continuously, even while lying on our bed, while we’re preparing for bed, or while we’re resting.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“The Soul must be constantly ready and alert and always in contact with the spiritual headquarters, that is, God. Only then, it will feel secure, full of hope and joy. When I was in the army, during the war, I was a radio operator. I noticed that we felt secure only when we communicated with the Army Division on an hourly basis. When our communication was limited to every two hours, we felt a little bit insecure; sometimes, when we could only be in touch with them twice a day, we felt uncomfortable, lonely and lost. The same thing applies to our Prayer. The more we Pray, the more secure we feel, on a spiritual basis, of course.”

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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