Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray. Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer – St Augustine . . Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings toward divine matters. – Fr Tadros Malaty . . #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that 
we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If 
you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray. 
Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer - St Augustine
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 Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings 
toward divine matters. - Fr Tadros Malaty
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

Does “prayer without ceasing” mean that
we continuously bow our knees and raise our hands? If this were true, we could not do it. However, there is an inner kind of continuous prayer, which is the desire of the heart to accomplish a good deed. If
you are eager for the Sabbath, the eternal rest, then you will not cease praying. If you do not want to stop prayer, then be eager to pray.
Continuous eagerness to prayer means continuous prayer – St Augustine
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Continuous prayer is a continuous inflamed heart, unceasing yearning for eternal life, and dwelling with God forever. This longing toward eternal life is kindled when one takes off the old man and puts on the fiery Holy Spirit, the holy life, which draws the mind, the heart, and all feelings
toward divine matters. – Fr Tadros Malaty
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#dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #meditation

“God’s Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #transfiguration #fasting #prayer #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

"God's Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself." - St. Isaac the Syrian #transfiguration #fasting #prayer #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

“God’s Commandments are higher than all the treasures of the earth. Whoever acquires them has received God within himself.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #transfiguration #fasting #prayer #wordofgod #dailyreading #bibleverse #coptic #copticorthodox #christianity

Prayer is putting the Bible into action and transforming it from written papers into life, engraved on the tablets of the heart- Fr. Seraphim El Baramosy . . #prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

Prayer is putting the Bible into action and transforming it from written papers into life, engraved on the tablets of the heart- Fr. Seraphim El Baramosy
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

Prayer is putting the Bible into action and transforming it from written papers into life, engraved on the tablets of the heart- Fr. Seraphim El Baramosy
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

“If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian . . #prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

“If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.” - St. Isaac the Syrian
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

“If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #lent

Prayer is the abundant desire to meet Jesus, a desire that takes the soul, and inflames the longing heart every moment; And this longing intensifies, as the soul prays, as the yearning to meet Jesus does not stop or cease or extinguish, for prayer kindled and ignites the fire of longing, and thr spirit becomes vibrantly alive and joyfully ablaze in each moment of prayer. – Abouna Seraphim El Baramosy . . #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #desiringGod #thirstingforGod #lent

Prayer is the abundant desire to meet Jesus, a desire that takes the soul, and inflames the longing heart every moment; And this longing intensifies, as the soul prays, as the yearning to meet Jesus does not stop or cease or extinguish, for prayer kindled and ignites the fire of longing, and thr spirit becomes vibrantly alive and joyfully ablaze in each moment of prayer.
- Abouna Seraphim El Baramosy
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #desiringGod #thirstingforGod #lent

Prayer is the abundant desire to meet Jesus, a desire that takes the soul, and inflames the longing heart every moment; And this longing intensifies, as the soul prays, as the yearning to meet Jesus does not stop or cease or extinguish, for prayer kindled and ignites the fire of longing, and thr spirit becomes vibrantly alive and joyfully ablaze in each moment of prayer.
– Abouna Seraphim El Baramosy
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #prayer #desiringGod #thirstingforGod #lent

Prayer is the bridge that links man to God. Its not just words, but a relationship with God, with your heart and with your thoughts- His Holiness Pope Shenouda lll . . #prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

Prayer is the bridge that links man to God. Its not just words, but a relationship with God, with your heart and with your thoughts- His Holiness Pope Shenouda lll
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

Prayer is the bridge that links man to God. Its not just words, but a relationship with God, with your heart and with your thoughts- His Holiness Pope Shenouda lll
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#prayer #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

“If the devils find a man who was insulted or has lost something, and this man isn’t annoyed or feels sad but bears and endures in patience, they feel terrified of him. This is because they become sure that this man walks in God’s way.” – St. Macarius the Great #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #faith #dailyreading #christianity #prayer #blessed

"If the devils find a man who was insulted or has lost something, and this man isn't annoyed or feels sad but bears and endures in patience, they feel terrified of him. This is because they become sure that this man walks in God's way." - St. Macarius the Great #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #faith #dailyreading #christianity #prayer #blessed

“If the devils find a man who was insulted or has lost something, and this man isn’t annoyed or feels sad but bears and endures in patience, they feel terrified of him. This is because they become sure that this man walks in God’s way.” – St. Macarius the Great #copticorthodox #coptic #orthodox #faith #dailyreading #christianity #prayer #blessed

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #prayer #yourprayerisheard #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

"Prayer will make miracles. We can't do anything without God's help. We have this help through our prayer." - H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI
#prayer #yourprayerisheard #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI
#prayer #yourprayerisheard #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“If you are not successful in your prayer, do not expect success in anything. Prayer is the root of all.” – St Theophan the Recluse #prayer #prayeristherootofall #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

"If you are not successful in your prayer, do not expect success in anything. Prayer is the root of all." - St Theophan the Recluse

#prayer #prayeristherootofall #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

“If you are not successful in your prayer, do not expect success in anything. Prayer is the root of all.” – St Theophan the Recluse

#prayer #prayeristherootofall #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #advent #nativityfast

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; improve each moment as it flies! -St. Jerome . . #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #timeflies #thelifeoftheworldtocome #heaven #prayer

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; improve each moment as it flies! -St. Jerome
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #timeflies #thelifeoftheworldtocome #heaven #prayer

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; improve each moment as it flies! -St. Jerome
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#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #timeflies #thelifeoftheworldtocome #heaven #prayer

“Let God be your pathfinder, and approach Him with all your trust, desire and hopes. He will never fail you if you depend on Him.” – St. Archdeacon Habib Girgis #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #prayer #prayerlife

“Let God be your pathfinder, and approach Him with all your trust, desire and hopes. He will never fail you if you depend on Him." - St. Archdeacon Habib Girgis
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #prayer #prayerlife

“Let God be your pathfinder, and approach Him with all your trust, desire and hopes. He will never fail you if you depend on Him.” – St. Archdeacon Habib Girgis
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #prayer #prayerlife

It is not by reason of our requests that God dispenses his gifts and blessings. No, He made our petitions and requests as a channel to lead our mind to contemplate his eternity that by doing so we may realize how much concern He has for us. – St Isaac the Syrian . . #prayer #pouringoursoul #sthannah #holymotherofsamuel #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #orthodox

It is not by reason of our requests that God dispenses his gifts and blessings. No, He made our petitions and requests as a channel to lead our mind to 
contemplate his eternity that by doing so we may realize how much concern He has for us. - St Isaac the Syrian
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#prayer #pouringoursoul #sthannah #holymotherofsamuel #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #orthodox

It is not by reason of our requests that God dispenses his gifts and blessings. No, He made our petitions and requests as a channel to lead our mind to
contemplate his eternity that by doing so we may realize how much concern He has for us. – St Isaac the Syrian
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#prayer #pouringoursoul #sthannah #holymotherofsamuel #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy #orthodox

“The Saviour of all very wisely grants us to call God – Father, that we, knowing well that we are sons of God, may behave in a manner worthy of him who has honoured us. He will then receive the supplications that we offer in Christ.” ~ St. Cyril of Alexandria #prayer #theLordsprayer #ourFather #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #apostlesfast

“The Saviour of all very wisely grants us to call God - Father, that we, knowing well that we are sons of God, may behave in a manner worthy of him who has honoured us. He will then receive the supplications that we offer in Christ.” ~ St. Cyril of Alexandria

#prayer #theLordsprayer #ourFather #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #apostlesfast

“The Saviour of all very wisely grants us to call God – Father, that we, knowing well that we are sons of God, may behave in a manner worthy of him who has honoured us. He will then receive the supplications that we offer in Christ.” ~ St. Cyril of Alexandria

#prayer #theLordsprayer #ourFather #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #apostlesfast

“In the life with God, there is nothing that is impossible; there is hope whatever the sin, whatever the hardship, and however difficult the matter may seem.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III #coptic #orthodox #prayer #power #pentecost #dailyreading

"In the life with God, there is nothing that is impossible; there is hope whatever the sin, whatever the hardship, and however difficult the matter may seem." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#coptic #orthodox #prayer #power #pentecost #dailyreading

“In the life with God, there is nothing that is impossible; there is hope whatever the sin, whatever the hardship, and however difficult the matter may seem.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III
#coptic #orthodox #prayer #power #pentecost #dailyreading

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #prayer #fasting #lent #faith #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading

"Prayer will make miracles. We can't do anything without God's help. We have this help through our prayer." - H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #prayer #fasting #lent #faith #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading

“Prayer will make miracles. We can’t do anything without God’s help. We have this help through our prayer.” – H.H. Pope Cyril (Kyrillos) VI #prayer #fasting #lent #faith #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading

When you take food to nourish your body, you can scarcely be induced to leave the table before you are fully satisfied, except in an urgent situation, where you will not readily do so. How much more eagerly ought you to dwell on your spiritual nourishment and strengthen your soul with prayer; for the soul is far superior to the body, as heaven above earth, and the Heavenly above the earthly- St Basil the Great . . #spiritualfood #thewordofGod #prayer #lent #dailycopticreadings #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #copticorthodox

When you take food to nourish your body, you can scarcely be induced to leave the table before you are fully satisfied, except in an urgent situation, where you will not readily do so. How much more eagerly ought you to dwell on your spiritual nourishment and strengthen your soul with prayer; for the soul is far superior to the body, as heaven above earth, and the Heavenly above the earthly- St Basil the Great
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#spiritualfood #thewordofGod #prayer #lent #dailycopticreadings #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #copticorthodox

When you take food to nourish your body, you can scarcely be induced to leave the table before you are fully satisfied, except in an urgent situation, where you will not readily do so. How much more eagerly ought you to dwell on your spiritual nourishment and strengthen your soul with prayer; for the soul is far superior to the body, as heaven above earth, and the Heavenly above the earthly- St Basil the Great
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#spiritualfood #thewordofGod #prayer #lent #dailycopticreadings #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #copticorthodox

“Fasting possesses great power and it works glorious things. To fast is to banquet with angels.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #fasting #prayer #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #copticorthodox

"Fasting possesses great power and it works glorious things. To fast is to banquet with angels." - St. Athanasius the Apostolic #fasting #prayer #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #copticorthodox

“Fasting possesses great power and it works glorious things. To fast is to banquet with angels.” – St. Athanasius the Apostolic #fasting #prayer #dailyreadings #lent #coptic #copticorthodox

Pray simply. Do not expect to find in your heart any remarkable gift of prayer. Consider yourself unworthy of it. Then you will find peace. Use the empty, cold dryness of your prayer as food for your humility. Repeat constantly, “I am not worthy. Lord, I am not worthy!” But say it calmly, without agitation. This humble prayer will be acceptable to God. – Starets Makarii of Optina (1788-1860 #prayer #seeking #orthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #dailyreading #churchfathers

Pray simply. Do not expect to find in your heart any remarkable gift of prayer. Consider yourself unworthy of it. Then you will find peace. Use the empty, cold dryness of your prayer as food for your humility. Repeat constantly, “I am not worthy. Lord, I am not worthy!” But say it calmly, without agitation. This humble prayer will be acceptable to God.
- Starets Makarii of Optina (1788-1860 #prayer #seeking #orthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #dailyreading #churchfathers

Pray simply. Do not expect to find in your heart any remarkable gift of prayer. Consider yourself unworthy of it. Then you will find peace. Use the empty, cold dryness of your prayer as food for your humility. Repeat constantly, “I am not worthy. Lord, I am not worthy!” But say it calmly, without agitation. This humble prayer will be acceptable to God.
– Starets Makarii of Optina (1788-1860 #prayer #seeking #orthodox #orthodoxy #coptic #dailyreading #churchfathers

“God of life, turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promises” – St. Augustine . . #prayer #Hisearsareopen #Heiswatching #Heislistening #Godspromises #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #holybible #orthodoxy #copticorthodox

"God of life, turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promises" - St. Augustine
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#prayer #Hisearsareopen #Heiswatching #Heislistening #Godspromises #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #holybible #orthodoxy #copticorthodox

“God of life, turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promises” – St. Augustine
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#prayer #Hisearsareopen #Heiswatching #Heislistening #Godspromises #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #holybible #orthodoxy #copticorthodox

Everywhere, wherever you may find yourself, you can set up an altar to God in your mind by means of prayer – St John Chrysostom . . #prayer #prayereverywhere #prayeranytime #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Everywhere, wherever you may find yourself, you can set up an altar to God in your mind by means of prayer - St John Chrysostom
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#prayer #prayereverywhere #prayeranytime #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Everywhere, wherever you may find yourself, you can set up an altar to God in your mind by means of prayer – St John Chrysostom
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#prayer #prayereverywhere #prayeranytime #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

He knows your problems and your needs. He follows your wars with Satan, your relationships with people, and the feelings of your inner self. He comprehends well the state that you are in, from every angle, all the complications that come before you and the rising up of enemies, hidden and manifest. He listens to your prayers and hears your groans and sees the bitterness of your soul – H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #heknows #hefollows #hecomprehends #helistens #dailyreadings #prayer #coptic #orthodox

He knows your problems and your needs. He follows your wars with Satan, your relationships
with people, and the feelings of your inner self. He comprehends well the state that you are in, from every angle, all the complications that come before you and the rising up of enemies, hidden and manifest. He listens to your prayers and hears your groans and sees the bitterness of your soul - H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#heknows #hefollows #hecomprehends #helistens #dailyreadings #prayer #coptic #orthodox

He knows your problems and your needs. He follows your wars with Satan, your relationships
with people, and the feelings of your inner self. He comprehends well the state that you are in, from every angle, all the complications that come before you and the rising up of enemies, hidden and manifest. He listens to your prayers and hears your groans and sees the bitterness of your soul – H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#heknows #hefollows #hecomprehends #helistens #dailyreadings #prayer #coptic #orthodox

“The Christian prays while he walks, while he talks, while he rests, while he works or reads: and, when he meditates alone in the secret retreat of his own soul, and calls upon the Father with groans that are no less real because they are unspoken, the Father never fails to answer and draw near to him.” St. Clement of Alexandria #prayer #calluponGod #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"The Christian prays while he walks, while he talks, while he rests, while he works or reads: and, when he meditates alone in the secret retreat of his own soul, and calls upon the Father with groans that are no less real because they are unspoken, the Father never fails to answer and draw near to him."
St. Clement of Alexandria
 #prayer #calluponGod #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The Christian prays while he walks, while he talks, while he rests, while he works or reads: and, when he meditates alone in the secret retreat of his own soul, and calls upon the Father with groans that are no less real because they are unspoken, the Father never fails to answer and draw near to him.”
St. Clement of Alexandria
#prayer #calluponGod #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

When you read, He speaks to you; when you pray, you speak to Him. If this is so brethren, must be despair, thinking that punishment awaits anyone whose mind wanders at his prayer? No; let us say: ‘rejoice the soul of thy servant, for to thee I lift up my soul.’ How shall I lift up? As much as I can with the strength you give me; as much as I am able to keep hold of my wandering thoughts. Because You are mild and gentle You do not cast me off; strengthen me and I shall stand firm, and until then bear with me- St Augustine . . #wanderingthoughtsinprayer #prayer #joyinhispresence #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

When you read, He speaks to you; when you pray, you speak to Him. If this is so brethren, must be despair, thinking that punishment awaits anyone whose mind wanders at his prayer? No; let us say: 'rejoice the soul of thy servant, for to thee I lift up my soul.' How shall I lift up? As much as I can with the strength you give me; as much as I am able to keep hold of my wandering thoughts. Because You are mild and gentle You do not cast me off; strengthen me and I shall stand firm, and until then bear with me- St Augustine .
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#wanderingthoughtsinprayer #prayer #joyinhispresence #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

When you read, He speaks to you; when you pray, you speak to Him. If this is so brethren, must be despair, thinking that punishment awaits anyone whose mind wanders at his prayer? No; let us say: ‘rejoice the soul of thy servant, for to thee I lift up my soul.’ How shall I lift up? As much as I can with the strength you give me; as much as I am able to keep hold of my wandering thoughts. Because You are mild and gentle You do not cast me off; strengthen me and I shall stand firm, and until then bear with me- St Augustine .
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#wanderingthoughtsinprayer #prayer #joyinhispresence #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

And even if the demons are strong as mighty mountains, they are burned up by prayer, like wax by fire. – St. Macarius the Great . . #prayer #bewatchfulforyourenemy #dailyreadings #coptic #bevigilant

And even if the demons are strong as mighty mountains, they are burned up by prayer, like wax by fire. - 
St. Macarius the Great
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#prayer #bewatchfulforyourenemy #dailyreadings #coptic #bevigilant

And even if the demons are strong as mighty mountains, they are burned up by prayer, like wax by fire. –
St. Macarius the Great
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#prayer #bewatchfulforyourenemy #dailyreadings #coptic #bevigilant

Pierce our souls with Your love, that ever contemplating You, being enlightened by You, and discerning You, the unapproachable and everlasting Light, we may unceasingly render confession and gratitude to You: The eternal Father, with Your Only-Begotten Son, and with Your All-Holy, Gracious, and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen. – St Basil the Great . . #pierceoursoulswithyourlove #prayer #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #abideinhim #abideinlove

Pierce our souls with Your love, that ever contemplating You, being enlightened by You, and discerning You, the unapproachable and everlasting Light, we may unceasingly render confession and gratitude to You: The eternal Father, with Your Only-Begotten Son, and with Your All-Holy, Gracious, and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

Amen. - St Basil the Great
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#pierceoursoulswithyourlove #prayer #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #abideinhim #abideinlove

Pierce our souls with Your love, that ever contemplating You, being enlightened by You, and discerning You, the unapproachable and everlasting Light, we may unceasingly render confession and gratitude to You: The eternal Father, with Your Only-Begotten Son, and with Your All-Holy, Gracious, and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

Amen. – St Basil the Great
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#pierceoursoulswithyourlove #prayer #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #abideinhim #abideinlove

If you have companionship with pleasant people and you visited those who have wisdom, you would gain a lot of their habits and good deeds. How much would you gain from visiting God… who would get close to a fire and not feel it’s heat?! Through prayer your mind would be enlightened, your heart would be cured and your conscience would be cleared. – Pope Kyrillos . . #looktoHim #webecomewhatwesee #prayer #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #holy50days

If you have companionship with pleasant people and you visited those who have wisdom, you would gain a lot of their habits and good deeds. How much would you gain from visiting God... who would get close to a fire and not feel it's heat?! Through prayer your mind would be enlightened, your heart would be cured and your conscience would be cleared.
- Pope Kyrillos
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#looktoHim #webecomewhatwesee #prayer #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #holy50days

If you have companionship with pleasant people and you visited those who have wisdom, you would gain a lot of their habits and good deeds. How much would you gain from visiting God… who would get close to a fire and not feel it’s heat?! Through prayer your mind would be enlightened, your heart would be cured and your conscience would be cleared.
– Pope Kyrillos
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#looktoHim #webecomewhatwesee #prayer #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #holy50days

“The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, with watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labour for them.” – Saint Macarius the Great . #FastingAndPraying #GiveToTheLord #Deeds #Fast #Prayer #Lent #Easter #Righteousness #Righteous #Proverbs #CopticOrthodox #DailyReadings #Coptic #Orthodox

"The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, with watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labour for them." - Saint Macarius the Great
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#FastingAndPraying #GiveToTheLord #Deeds #Fast #Prayer #Lent #Easter #Righteousness #Righteous #Proverbs #CopticOrthodox #DailyReadings #Coptic #Orthodox

“The soul that really loves God and Christ, though it may do ten thousand righteousnesses, esteems itself as having wrought nothing, by reason of its insatiable aspiration after God. Though it should exhaust the body with fastings, with watchings, its attitude towards the virtues is as if it had not yet even begun to labour for them.” – Saint Macarius the Great
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#FastingAndPraying #GiveToTheLord #Deeds #Fast #Prayer #Lent #Easter #Righteousness #Righteous #Proverbs #CopticOrthodox #DailyReadings #Coptic #Orthodox

“The incessant invocation of God’s name, is a medicine which mortifies not just the passions, but even their influence. Just as the physician puts medications or dressings on a wound that it might be healed, without the patient even knowing the manner of their operation, so also the name of God, when we invoke it, mortifies all passions, though we do not know how that happens.” St Barsanuphius the Great #prayer #Jesusprayer #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"The incessant invocation of God's name, is a medicine which mortifies not just the passions, but even their influence. Just as the physician puts medications or dressings on a wound that it might be healed, without the patient even knowing the manner of their operation, so also the name of God, when we invoke it, mortifies all passions, though we do not know how that happens."
St Barsanuphius the Great
#prayer #Jesusprayer #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“The incessant invocation of God’s name, is a medicine which mortifies not just the passions, but even their influence. Just as the physician puts medications or dressings on a wound that it might be healed, without the patient even knowing the manner of their operation, so also the name of God, when we invoke it, mortifies all passions, though we do not know how that happens.”
St Barsanuphius the Great
#prayer #Jesusprayer #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness… Prayer is a refuge for those who are shaken, an anchor for those tossed by waves, a walking stick for the infirm, a treasure house for the poor, a stronghold for the rich, a destroyer of sicknesses, a preserver of health… St John Chrysostom . . #ourstrength lies in #ourLord we encounter Him through #prayer and #fasting #ourrefuge #ouranchor #shadefromtheheat #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #fasting #lentjourney #lent

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness... Prayer is a refuge for those who are shaken, an anchor for those tossed by waves, a walking stick for the infirm, a treasure house for the poor, a stronghold for the rich, a destroyer of sicknesses, a preserver of health... St John Chrysostom
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#ourstrength lies in #ourLord we encounter Him through #prayer and #fasting #ourrefuge #ouranchor #shadefromtheheat #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #fasting #lentjourney #lent

Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness… Prayer is a refuge for those who are shaken, an anchor for those tossed by waves, a walking stick for the infirm, a treasure house for the poor, a stronghold for the rich, a destroyer of sicknesses, a preserver of health… St John Chrysostom
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#ourstrength lies in #ourLord we encounter Him through #prayer and #fasting #ourrefuge #ouranchor #shadefromtheheat #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #fasting #lentjourney #lent