The Word Among Us

October 2019 Issue

Prayer of the Heart

Allow this ancient way of praying to fill you up.

By: Joyce Venaglia

Prayer of the Heart: Allow this ancient way of praying to fill you up. by Joyce Venaglia

When I was three years old, my dad taught me a prayer that praised the holy name of Jesus. Every night my siblings and I fell asleep with the names of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph on our lips. Later in life, I found another simple way of praying that involved the constant recitation of Jesus’ name.

This ancient prayer is called the “Jesus Prayer,” also known as the “Prayer of the Heart.” It has been the key for me to be able to...


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