The Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, be merciful to me, a sinner.

This prayer is often used in contemplative prayer, which means that it is a short prayer that you can repeat over and over again in your mind while you are waiting for something, or while you are riding in the car or on the bus.

Praying contemplatively helps you to centre yourself, and also helps you to develop patience. The Jesus Prayer is particularly good for this since it reminds us of who Jesus is, and of how patient he is as he forgives us our sins.

You can also use the Jesus Prayer in confession.

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