“’The Light of Christ’ has a refrain that is an adaptation of the ‘Prayer of Protection’ by James Dillet Freeman . . . . Dr. Freeman had written the prayer for soldiers serving during the Second World War” (from the album insert, Marty Haugen: Anthology I, 1980-1984). “[Dr. Freeman’s] 1941 ‘Prayer for Protection’ was taken […]
Enter the Silence
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Why Should You Pray the Jesus Prayer?
A common form of the Jesus Prayer, “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me” can be said silently in your mind or out loud. The Jesus Prayer can even be used as an intercessory prayer substituting the prayed-for-person’s name for “me.” But the question remains, “Why should you pray the Jesus Prayer?” In her excellent […]
What is the Jesus Prayer?
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner” is a longer form of the Jesus Prayer. Two shorter forms are the following: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me” and “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.” Sometimes the middle phrase,” Son of the living God,” is used. […]