“The Prayer Rope has a great power.”

“You should carry the Prayer Rope, so that you might not forget the Prayer, which should work internally, within the heart. When of course you exit your cell, you should remember that the enemy is ready to fight you. Thus, imitate the good soldier, who exits the barracks always with his automatic weapon ‘at hand’. The Prayer Rope has a great power, and is the weapon of the Monk, and its knots are bullets, which [when fired at the feet of the demons] make their sandals dance.”

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 “Things are very simple, and there is no reason why we should complicate them. If we regard matters in this way, we will feel the Jesus Prayer as a necessity and will not grow weary. We will be able to repeat it many times and our heart will feel a sweet pain, and then Christ Himself will shed His sweet consolation inside our heart.”

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