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The Lord Jesus Christ is the central figure in the Christian religion. This is a real historical person and at the same time - the Son of God the Father, who took upon himself human flesh. He came down to save sinners. Therefore, believers often pray to Jesus Christ. The Son of God teaches the path of righteousness, works miracles, and renews the soul of man. By His earthly life, He showed what a Man should be.

Why is Jesus our Savior

Christ is the second person of the Holy Trinity - the Son, while combining the divine and human nature. He felt everything that is common to ordinary people - thirst, hunger, rejoiced, tired, fair anger (when he expelled merchants from the Temple), sadness (when the Lord cried when he heard about the death of Lazarus). Only the sins that people inherited from Adam are not peculiar to the Son of God.

Jesus is called the Savior, because He delivered the human race from eternal death. This is the Messiah that the Old Testament prophets wrote about. Many Jews expected that God's messenger would appear as a king, strong and glorious, and begin the golden age in the history of Israel. But the humble preacher from Nazareth did not live up to the expectations of the church elite. This did not prevent Christ from fulfilling the divine plan.

  • The Lord was conceived in a supernatural way - from the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit. Being a man, he remained God.
  • Under the reign of Pontius Pilate, he was innocently condemned and executed - crucified on the cross.
  • Christ died and on the third day rose from the dead.
  • After a short stay with the disciples, Jesus ascended into heaven, where he abides with God the Father.
  • Christians await the Second Coming, the general resurrection of the dead, the Last Judgment, and eternal life.

Jesus is a great teacher. He explained the Holy Scriptures with the help of parables, and gave many wise instructions. They should be guided in life. Each follower of Jesus should show love for his neighbor, have a firm and pure faith, always act according to his conscience, strive for spiritual growth, and study the Holy Scriptures.

Believers are supposed to offer prayers to the Lord at least twice a day - after waking up and before going to bed. This is a way of communicating with Him. It is also advisable to pray before eating, the beginning of each business - no matter what name, everything in life should be sanctified.

The most important prayer to Jesus Christ

God does not need human praise. Believers turn to heaven for their own spiritual cultivation. Christ told us to do this. He said the most important prayer to the Savior - “Our Father”. Her words are known to everyone since childhood.

“Our Father, Thou art in heaven! Hallowed be Thy name, may Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven and on earth. Give us our daily bread today, and leave us our debts, as well as we leave our debtor, and do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and power, and the glory of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen".

What gives Christians the repetition of the holy text? A lot of useful for the soul and earthly life:

  • Allows to perform service to the Lord, according to the 1st commandment,
  • Helps to prepare for important events in life,
  • Gives spiritual strength to fight temptations,
  • Following the teachings of Christ, people set a positive example for their children, as well as for brothers and sisters by faith.

The Lord’s prayer contains all the most important petitions that a person can have. No wonder its text is given in the Gospel. These words must be known by heart. Today, when faith is very impoverished, other sacred texts must be used.

When praying for help, it is important to remember that the request must not contradict the Christian commandments. Only in this case can we hope that it will be fulfilled. Many fail to force themselves to turn to God enthusiastically every day, which leads to disappointment. But the Holy Fathers do not advise giving up. Man consists of three parts:

  • Spirit - this is the most important thing that makes a person related to the Creator. He has a divine nature. The spiritual must prevail.
  • Soul - gives personality. It is a source of emotions, experiences, it revitalizes the bodily component.
  • Body - temporary mortal shell. It is called to obey and serve the spirit. But when the balance is disturbed, the body begins to dominate and dictate its own rules to the soul. Therefore, it is so important to constantly be in fellowship with God, to grow spiritually.

When the flesh occupies a dominant position, it becomes very difficult to observe fasts, church ordinances. The Christian no longer thinks of how to please the Son of God. Such a person has in the first place a lower order phenomenon, and this is not necessarily something related to carnal sins (although they are usually present). It's just that the Creator's place is occupied by entertainment, the pursuit of prosperity, narcissism, etc. Such a "believer" is estranged from the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus Prayer

But to fight for your spirituality is possible and necessary. The tool is very simple - repeat the sacred words. The more a Christian spends time in prayer to Jesus Christ, the stronger his spiritual component becomes.

There is a very special monastic wisdom that has been collected and transmitted for centuries. This ability at any moment to concentrate on saying a prayer is a hesychasm. A person himself may be engaged in another matter, but his mind and soul are unanimously engaged in pronouncing:

Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, have mercy on me (me) sinful (sinful).

To exercise, however, it is not necessary to give up everything, to go to a monastery. Many modern monks live in peace, which does not prevent them from growing spiritually.

Saint Simeon, as advised to communicate with God, to be heard:

  • It is necessary to stay in seclusion. Sit down, close your eyes.
  • Breathing should be calm.
  • Consciousness must be directed to the region of the heart, while repeating the words of prayer very quietly - only with the lips or simply with the mind.
  • With patience and calm drive away all other thoughts.

Exercise the righteous advises to do as often as possible. Nevertheless, it is better to take a blessing from the spiritual father to read the Jesus prayer. The main thing is to avoid a sense of pride, narcissism, self-consciousness as a great prayer book. The only way you can not fall into the devilish temptations.

Text of Jesus Prayer

Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.

Lord, Son of God, have mercy on me.

These are very strong words that will help in different life circumstances:

  • They heal from illnesses - with a similar phrase the blind man turned to Jesus, whom the Savior healed in Jericho (Gospel of Mark, 10 ch. Verse 46).
  • They provide protection from enemies - both invisible and quite real.
  • Help drive away strong temptations.

A short text can replace all prayers, except “Our Father” and the Creed. He proclaims Jesus as the Son of God, in him there is a petition for the remission of sins. Sounds a request for help in the fight against demons. Thanks to powerful spiritual power, a believer becomes a whole nature. In this way, the permanent memory of the Creator is brought up, the human being rushes to Him as a whole.

  • Thanksgiving to Jesus Christ
  • See Jesus prayer here - the text of how to pray,
  • Prayer Eight, to our Lord Jesus Christ:

Akathist to Jesus the Sweetest

Wonderful in its beauty, an example of church poetry, exalting all the virtues of the God-man of Christ. Helps drive away despondency, sadness, heals bodily ailments. You can read or hum, if possible. Used instead of prayers of thanks. It has a very ancient origin. Scientists have not been able to establish the author, but beautiful words are undoubtedly written on the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Tsar the Eternal, the Comforter, Christ the true one, to cleanse us from every filth, as well as to cleanse the ten lepers, and to heal, as he healed, you save the shopper,

Jesus, the imperishable treasure, Jesus, the inexhaustible wealth. Jesus, the food is strong, Jesus, the drink is inexhaustible. Jesus, the poor robes, jesus, widows intercession. Jesus, the gray defenders, Jesus, laboring help. Jesus, the strange mentor, Jesus, the feeding sailor. Jesus, the bustling retreat, Jesus God, raise me up fellow. Jesus, the Son of God, have mercy on me.

Prayer to Jesus Christ for children

Caring for the family is the holy duty of every decent person, even if he does not believe in God. Coming into the world is a special blessing of the Creator. Therefore, until the end of days, parents ask for protection for their beloved offspring, intercede for them, try to convey their spiritual heritage. And such requests are especially powerful.

Lord, You are One all the weight, all you can and everyone wants to be saved and come to the mind of Truth. Reason your children (names) with the knowledge of your truth and your will, holy and strengthen them, walk according to thy commandments and have mercy on me, a sinner.

Prayer for all occasions

Not always at hand texts from a prayer book. The enemy of man sends out temptations at different times, under various circumstances. Therefore, spiritual fathers advise to learn short appeals by heart - they are useful in case of emergency. Sometimes one prayer of breath is enough to make the soul easier.

Lord Jesus Christ, my God, my naked and thy servant (names) from the wickedness of our adversary, because his strength is strong, our nature is passionate and our strength is weak. Thou shalt, O Good One, save me from embarrassment of thoughts and flood of passions. Lord, my sweet Jesus, have mercy and save me and your servants (names).

Prayer demonstrates faith in God. It is the beginning and essence of spiritual life. You should resort to it in joy and sadness, bewilderment and illness. The Lord will certainly send what you need - you just need to ask.

Thanksgiving to Jesus Christ

Lord Jesus Christ, our God, God of all mercy and generosity, whose mercy is immeasurable and humanity is an immeasurable abyss!

We, falling to Your greatness, with fear and awe, as unworthy slaves, bring thanks to You for the mercies shown to us.

As the Lord, Lord and Benefactor, we praise you, praise, sing and magnify you, and, when we fall, we thank again!

Your unspeakable mercy humbly pray: just as You have accepted our prayers and fulfilled them, so in the future, let us succeed in love for You, for our neighbors, and in all virtues.

And allow us to always thank and glorify you along with your fatherless Father and your all-holy, good and consubstantial spirit.

Prayer to jesus christ for healing

Lord Jesus Christ, may Your mercy be on my children (names), keep them under Your roof, cover from all evil, withdraw all enemy from them, open their ears and eyes, grant tenderness and humility to their hearts.

Lord, we are all your creatures, take pity on my children (names) and turn them to repentance.

Save, Lord, and have mercy on my children (names), and enlighten their minds with the light of the mind of Your Gospel, and guide them in the way of Your commandments, and teach them, Father, to do Your will, for Thou art our God.

Prayer to Jesus before beginning any work

Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of Your First Father, we have repeatedly been convinced of the truth of Your words, that without You we can do nothing.

Therefore, I humbly fall to Your goodness:

help me, the sinner, to accomplish this work, which I begin, with Your help and for Your glory and for Your beginningless Father, with whom You are blessed with the Most Holy Spirit forever.

Prayer to Jesus Christ for help in money

Father of bounty and mercy, love is an unsearchable abyss!

You, by Your Providence, contain all the creature, incline Your Mercy to our prayer, renew our hearts with Your love, and set peace and joy and joy in our life.

Enlighten our minds and heal from the thoughts of the evil and sinful, from all our iniquities.

Lead us on the path of true humility, meekness and love, and exude peace, love and mercy towards our neighbors.

Save in virtues, God, our souls.

God bless the world of yours, and die our life.

Lord, have mercy on us and save our souls, as good and merciful and humane.


Jesus Christ himself of those who believed in Him said:

In My name they will cast out demons, they will speak new languages, they will take snakes, and if they drink something deadly, it will not harm them, lay their hands on the sick, and they will be healthy.

The modern text of the prayer was first recorded by Gregory of Sinai in Crete. The appearance of Jesus prayer is attributed to the apothegms of Macarius of Egypt (c. 300 - c. 390). The tradition of ancient Russian literature connects Jesus prayer with the interpretation of John Chrysostom on the “First Epistle to the Corinthians” of the Apostle Paul, but in the writings of Chrysostom the interpretation of this place is completely different.

Barlaam of Calabria, who later converted to Catholicism, accused Grigory Palam of the treaty Against Messalians, who defended, according to Barlaam, a significant distortion of the publican’s prayer approved by Jesus Christ - replacing the word "God" with the "Son of God" - which allegedly contradicts the existing in Orthodoxy of the "monarchy" of God the Father and the Orthodox teaching of the Holy Trinity. At the same time, in his polemic, Varlaam ignored the teachings of St. Basil the Great on the equal glorification of God the Father and God the Son despite the “monarchy” of God the Father, the translation of the name “Jesus”: “God the Father is Salvation,” the obligatory mention of Jesus as Son of God, or in a short form of prayer as the Messiah (in Greek, the Messiah is Christ) and the immaculate very short form of "Lord have mercy."

Well-known in Russia and beyond its borders are “Frank Stories of a Wanderer to His Spiritual Father” written by an anonymous author in the second half of the 19th century. This essay speaks of the experience of teaching Jesus prayer and the way to master the prayer described by Saint Simeon the New Theologian in the Philokalia: “Sit silently and solitary, bow your head, close your eyes, breathe quietly, look inside your heart with your imagination, bring your mind, that is, a thought from heads in the heart. When breathing, say: “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me,” quietly with your lips, or with one mind. Try to drive away thoughts, have calm patience, and repeat this activity more often ". The experience of the Wanderer himself, which reflects the point of view of Catholic monasticism, is sharply criticized in his article “Comparison of the practice of Jesus prayer according to the writings of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) and“ Frank Stories of the Wanderer “” by Professor Alexei Osipov. He evaluates this experience, in accordance with the recommendations of St. Ignatius Brianchaninov, as meditation, mantra, borderline mental state and charm.

In the West, the tradition of Jesus prayer as presented by the Wanderer was popularized by the American writer Jerome Salinger in the stories Franny and Zooey.

Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, have mercy on me (me) the sinful (sinful).

Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, have mercy on us sinners.

or the previous version in a form different from the canonical form established by the Great Moscow Cathedral:

Lord, Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us sinners.

The word "sinful" ("sinful") was added to the canonical form of prayer, studied and written down on the island of Crete by the Rev. Gregory of Sinai later.

In short, the prayer looks like this:

Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.

Prelate Ignatius Brianchaninov mentions the previously existing short “evangelical” form of prayer, which in his time the monks sometimes alternated during the day with the above canonical short form. But it is the form below that has still been preserved in the Akathist to Jesus, the reading of which St. Ignatius Brianchaninov considered the preparation for the unceasing creation of the Jesus prayer, intended only for already successful ascetics.

Lord, Son of God, have mercy on me.

In the Orthodox tradition, this prayer can be "mentally" read before entering the temple. It can be used by the Christian as a universal appeal to God for help in case of danger, in difficult moments of life, in temptation.

In the Catholic tradition, the conversion “Jesus” is also considered a very short form of Jesus prayer. Complemented and better suited to the traditions of Roman Catholics of the Western rites and at the same time not prejudice to the teachings of the Orthodox churches, the initial prayer looks like this:

Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son and Word of God, have prayed for Your Most Holy Mother and All Saints, have mercy on me (the sinful).

Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, prayers, Your Most Holy Mother and All Saints, have mercy on us. Amen.

The type of Jesus prayer we find in the gospel. As the Evangelist Mark tells us, when Jesus Christ left Jericho, a blind man sat by the road, known to us as Bartimaeus, which means “son of Timaeus” (see Mark 10, 46):

Hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and say: “Jesus, Son of David! have mercy on me. ”

She also echoes the prayer of the Canaanite woman who cried out to Jesus:

Помилуй меня, Господи, Сын Давидов, дочь моя жестоко беснуется.

Подобно им и мытарь из евангельской притчи просил о помиловании, хотя в своей молитве он обращался к Богу-Отцу:

Мытарь же, стоя вдали, не смел даже поднять глаз на небо, но, ударяя себя в грудь, говорил: Боже! будь милостив ко мне грешнику!

Творящий молитву Иисусову просит Бога простить его, помиловать, отпустить его грехи и (косвенно) дать возможность спастись в Царствии Небесном .

В 1666—1667 годах был созван Большой Московский собор для суда над патриархом Никоном. Одним из деяний собора было также утверждение новых обрядов и анафематствование сторонников старых обрядов за неподчинение Церкви. В соборном толковании сказано, что всем необходимо читать «древнюю молитву» в церквах и в домах в варианте, более близком к одобренной Иисусом Христом молитве мытаря, то есть, как в Грузинской православной церкви. :

Го́споди, Иису́се Христе́, Бо́же наш, поми́луй нас, ами́нь.

Го́споди, Иису́се Христе́, Сы́не Бо́жий, поми́луй нас, ами́нь

was recognized as flawed, because in the first version Christ is God, and in the second version Christ is only the Son of God, so whoever used the second option and did not use the first one supposedly believed, as the heretic Arius, an argument, in due time used by Barlaam in a polemic with Gregory Palamas and contrary to the use of the initial prayer and Akathist to Jesus in the rite of the Russian Orthodox Church and the texts of the Jesus prayer of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

All opponents of the above interpretation, according to the Great Moscow Cathedral, will oppose God, become like heretics and therefore inherit the anathema and the curse of the Ecumenical Councils, and at the second coming will be condemned by Jesus Christ. But subsequently, co-religionists were allowed the original versions of prayer, and only they, and not the version of the Great Moscow Cathedral, are used by co-religionists, and thus the charge of Arianism was dropped. The Big Moscow Cathedral only henceforth recognized the decisions of the Stoglav Cathedral, which established the old rite, and anathematized not the old rite, including the canonical texts of the Jesus Prayer, and not even the Stoglav Cathedral, but those who would oppose the Church, in particular, not fulfilling the rules established by the Grand Moscow Cathedral . The assumption that the Council anathematizes the old rites themselves, especially Jesus prayer, and not their stubborn supporters after the Great Moscow Cathedral, is not only not based on any sources of the Cathedral itself, but is absurd, since in this case the Council would recognize its Church deprived of the apostolic succession. Metropolitan Plato (Levshin), on behalf of the whole Church, wrote: “if faith in the Holy Trinity is blameless, no matter what fingers depict it, there is no harm in salvation, no matter how you walk - in the sun or against the sun, there is no great power we find ... It is good to walk in the sun, if only to be in conjunction with the Church. " Therefore, there is no need to replace the prayer of Jesus with the prayer of the publican.

At present, the whole Russian Orthodox Church, not only co-religionists, has adopted the canonical texts of Jesus prayer (with the addition of “sinful / sinful”) so that there are no differences with other Orthodox churches.

The variant established by the Great Moscow Cathedral is now considered as a variant of the publican’s prayer, and not the Jesus prayer [ source not specified 1487 days ] .

The Jesus Prayer is fundamental in the ascetic practice of Hesychasm - the preservation of the mind and heart, first from sinful thoughts and feelings, and as it progresses, from the dispersal of thoughts, and leads to a state of mind (unity of the mind in itself in a smart standing before God) at the degree of contemplation Of the Tabor light, which is called a meeting with the unknowable God (with His energies [ not at source ]) and the fruit of prayer. For the most part, the mental form of Jesus' prayer is assigned the name "clever work." The Jesus Prayer is also called “clever-hearted doing” (because it requires the unification of the mind and heart in invoking the name of Jesus Christ), “making the heart”, “clever prayer”, “secret prayer”, “holy prayer”, “heart prayer”, “ shutter of mind and heart ”,“ sobriety ”,“ keeping of mind ”.

According to the work “The Way of Clever Doing. On the prayer of Jesus and Divine Grace "of the ascetic monk Anthony (Golynsky), bishop of the" catacomb church ", depending on the degree of action of the word, mind, heart and the Spirit of God, the prayer has corresponding names. To the full devotion of man to the will of God, three types of prayer are available to him:

  • verbal (read aloud)
  • smart active (smart - pronounced mentally, active - with the efforts of the person himself),
  • smart-hearted activity (the mind is concentrated in the words of prayer, and the heart sympathizes with the meaning of the words)

The following two types of prayer are acquired by an ascetic for purifying the heart of passions and sin:

  • smart-hearted self-propelled (unceasing prayer driven by the Holy Spirit),
  • clever-hearted pure, or non-steamy (pure from thoughts).

Upon the union of the soul with the Heavenly Bridegroom, the highest degree of prayer is acquired into a single spirit:

  • visual prayer (united with the Lord, the ascetic sees the great secrets of God).

According to the Holy Fathers, the main parts of the soul — the mind and the heart — must be subordinated to God in man. When they submit to God, the whole soul and body (as the container of the soul) turns into the abode of the Holy Spirit. Obedience to God of the mind, through continuous remembrance of Him through prayer of Jesus prayer, and through the mind and heart aspirations for God, is the key to union with God, the condition of the constant presence of divine grace in a person, renewing human nature. Such submission requires constant exercise so that the mind and heart are “completely directed toward God”, “accept and assimilate the Gospel,” serve as “expression of the Gospel with all actions, with all movements, secret and overt” (St. Ignatius Brianchaninov).

If you do not give such a charitable exercise to the mind and heart, then the soul of a person “will constantly exercise in those thoughts and feelings that will be born within itself, in other words, it will develop its downfall, develop within itself the lies and evil with which it is infected” (St. Ignatius Brianchaninov). Such a pious exercise is unceasing jesus prayer. She is “the easiest means of ascending to continuity in prayer”, “a simple and at the same time omnipotent means for affirming the spirit in all spiritual works, as well as in all spiritual ascetic life,” she “enlightens, strengthens, enlivens, all enemies, visible and invisible , conquers, and leads to God ”(St. Theophan the Recluse).

Jesus prayer is an integral part of monastic life. During the ceremony of tonsuring monks, those who receive tonsure are usually given a rosary - a “spiritual sword”, as a sign of intention to constantly create Jesus prayer, even if the unceasing creation of Jesus prayer is not provided for in the Charter of this monastery. Monastic vows, such as obedience, non-possession, chastity, favorably contribute to the prayer of unceasing Jesus prayer.

Training Jesus prayer the original should, as far as possible, be led by an experienced elder who has the unflattering experience of this prayer. Especially guidance is needed when teaching clever prayers (this is the method described in the Good Philosophy and Stranger's Tales: sitting on a low chair, special breathing control and so on.

However, there is a way to do Jesus prayersuitable for all Christians (not just monks). St. Ignatius Brianchaninov on this occasion quotes the words of the famous Russian ascetic and ascetic writer, Priest Dorofei "at all times, in every case and in every place." The basis, and almost the only condition of this method, is Attention - introduction of attention to the words of prayer and its retention in them. You just have to hear words of prayer uttered by thought or voice. Someone said inattentive prayer:

If you don’t hear yourself, then how can you hope that God will hear you?

Saint Theophan the Recluse advises go mind (attention) from head to heart. These tips for teaching prayer are addressed to those who, using them, correctly understand their meaning and purpose. Indeed, in the “Code of Fatherland's Lessons” the Wanderer places a paragraph: “Find by imagination the place of the heart under the left nipple and establish your attention there”, to which St. Ignatius objects: "Trying to set in motion and warm up the lower part of the heart sets in motion the power of lust ..." . The saint warns that some ascetics, not knowing this, began to blaspheme the prayer to Jesus, others, accepting the passionate sensations produced by such a prayer as an act of grace, fell into emotional voluptuousness. Mandatory conditions for good practice: 1) understanding the meaning of each word and the whole prayer and the purpose of the prayer, 2) systematic, 3) solitude - if not physical, then in the sense of immersion in oneself, 4) inner peace, tranquility, 5) invocation of the Holy Spirit, the source of which is God the Father, the sacrament of the Holy Spirit after the ascension of Jesus Christ is carried out through the mystical Body of Christ - the Church of Christ, 6) moderate duration - depending on the situation, but first of all until the prayer is tired nie. With the clever making of Jesus prayer, even before the Tabor light was seen, the burning bush revealed to Moses, and then revealed during the transfiguration of the Lord in the presence of Moses and Elijah the Prophet, the worshipers are very stressed, their oxygen requirements increase, and due to the lack of oxygen during a beautiful prayer experience , if you belong to a blessed church or if you have illness and excessive fatigue, instead of the divine light, you can recognize visual and auditory hallucinations - the charm, deception and satanic fun, although I have been tempted by the devil and can claim that they contrary to the Holy Tradition and the Holy Scriptures allegedly heard voices, saw the faces of dead people, Our Lady, Saints, even the Trinity itself, etc.

In the practice of prayer there is a beginning, middle, and end. Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov, following the great Simeon the New Theologian, explains that at the beginning of practice, the purpose of prayer can only be repentance, and one should not think about lightness, joy and, especially, seeing the Tabor Light. The beginning of the practice from the middle or from the end, as in the “Tales of the Wanderer”, representing the point of view widespread among Catholic monasticism on prayer practice as a “means of including the imagination”, all the more inevitably leads to delights, deceit and fun of the Satanic, if they can fall into them even past all the steps sequentially.

The main condition for doing the right thing Jesus prayer - Do not forget about her purpose. The goal of any prayer of Christians is repentance (asking for forgiveness of sins and deliverance from hell), that is, on a personal plan, change, cleansing from sin, reconciliation, and, as a result, desired and achieved by many, a return to fellowship with God. The main prayer is the Prayer of the Lord our Father, which Jesus Christ himself taught to believers. Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov notes that in all cases of life, the cell prayer rule allowed only the illiterate to replace the main Prayer of the Lord and other prayers with Jesus prayer (as the simplest and shortest). Cleverly doing the Jesus prayer - only with the permission and control of the spiritual father, regardless of whether the spiritual practitioner practices constant Jesus 'prayer and clever doing, for those who are already righteous in their affairs and have passed the initial stage of the practice of Jesus' prayer in order to achieve righteous thoughts and faith - as active silence (St. Ambrose the Mediolan), preparation under the guidance of the Human-God of God for the struggle. John Climacus:

Beat the adversaries in the name of Jesus, for there is no strongest weapon in heaven or on earth.
(Ladder, Word 21)

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh emphasizes that in calling Jesus and the Word of God Jesus Christ this prayer, the Orthodox testify their special veneration of the Old Testament (Christ is the translation of the word “Messiah”, Jesus from Nazareth, Jesus of Nazareth is called Christ (Messiah, the Anointed) because fully possesses the gifts of the Holy Spirit that, according to the Old Testament, the high priests and kings of Judah received through anointing, Catholics and Protestants often read simply “Jesus” (translation - the Lord is Salvation) and, in particular, his main commandment is love for his Lord and his neighbor, the manifestation of which is a commitment to a special, often incorrectly called "Protestant", work ethic and, if necessary, protection of his people and earthly Fatherland, just as the Old Testament teaches to protect the people and the Homeland of Jesus Christ and Orthodoxy.

St. Gregory Palamas emphasized that “God arranged this visible world (the sphere of being) as a kind of reflection of the super-world, so that we, through the spiritual contemplation of the super-world, can reach this world through some wonderful ladder.” (Cyprian (Kern) Anthropology of St. Gregory Palamas. M, 1996, p. 339). God put “peace (the integrity of being) into the heart” of man, and the meaning of clever-hearted Jesus prayer - a means of restoring the Grace of Baptism and the awareness received through the mystical Body of Christ - the Church - the communion of the Holy Spirit - through the knowledge of the heart (sphere of being) by the mind (consciousness) ) and then the spiritual contemplation of the supramundane world - to help in righteous earthly affairs and to yourself, and especially to others, which is necessary, first of all, to the spiritual mentors of the laity. This goal can be achieved only by those who began their practice of Jesus prayer in order to repent as a result of prayer, and not to achieve ease, joy and, especially, vision of the energies of God.

Asceticism is a scientific discipline associated with Orthodox theology, the subject of which is the study of the process of the revival of fallen human nature during Christian asceticism, one of the ways of which is the path of hesychasm. The name "hesychasm" is a derivative of the Greek word hesychia, meaning inner peace. The hesychast is the one who devotes himself to silent prayer, freed in the Orthodox hesychasm, as far as possible, from any images, words and discursive judgments. Moreover, if Evagrius of Pontius discusses silent prayer as the activity of the mind (consciousness), then the Makarii homilies composed already in the 80s of the 4th century (apparently not composed by the confessor Evagrius Macarius of Egypt, but by another Macarius, i.e. Makarius of Alexandria) are defended more the idea of ​​a human personality that is close to the Bible, according to which a person is not only a soul imprisoned in the body (as the ancient Greek philosophers believed and as Eastern teachings now consider a person), but a single whole: soul, spirit and body together. Where Evagrius speaks of the mind, or intellect (nous in Greek), there Macarius uses the Hebrew concept of the heart, which implies the integrity of the world, God put into the heart, and the whole person - not only the mind, but also the will, emotions and body. Prayer becomes a "heartfelt prayer": pronounced not only by the lips and not only by the mind, but spontaneously ascended by a whole human being - his lips, mind, feelings, will and body. Prayer completely fills a person’s consciousness and no longer requires effort, but is poured out by itself. Such heartfelt prayer is not only the fruit of man’s own efforts, but the gift of God. An ascetic feat is a clever art, when a person becomes a co-creator of God in building up himself as a whole, - his mind, will, emotions and body, one of the ways of this creation can be the path of Orthodox Hesychasm, which includes the gradual practice of Jesus prayer. The Hesychast gives birth to the God-man in himself by grace (by energy, by name), just as the Mother of God gave birth to the only God-man forever and ever by nature (by nature) - Jesus Christ. In Orthodoxy, therefore, an indefinable dome is a symbol of both the Mother of God, and Hesychasm, and even, perhaps, the practice of Jesus prayer as a whole.

Despite the apparent similarity between the Orthodox practice of Jesus prayer and the practices of the East (especially the “yellow faith”, which developed under the influence of the Hesychast tradition of the Church of the East), it is incorrect to mix completely different traditions, calling Hesychasm “Christian yoga”. Despite the apparent external similarity, modern hesychasm is the opposite of all types of warlaam [ source not specified 909 days ]: not only ancient Greek philosophy, but Eastern teachings.

  • In Azerbaijani: Tanrının oğlu Rəbb Məsih İsa, mən günahkara mərhəmət et.
  • In Amharic: እግዚኦ መሐረነ ክርስቶስ
  • In English: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.
    [Lord Jesus Christ, San Ove God, heve mersi he mi, zinner]
  • In Arabic: أيها الرب يسوع المسيح ابن الله, إرحمني أنا الخاطئ
    [Ayyuha-r-Rabbu Yasu: y-l-Masi: ħ, Ibn-l-Lah, irħamni: ana-l-ha: ty]. In the word "Yasu:" the emphasis falls on the long vowel "y:", while the short "I" in sound lies between the Russian "I" and "e". The sound h is identical to the Ukrainian “g”, the sound ħ is pronounced as Russian “x” with a strong aspiration.
    ([ana-l-ha: ti’a] if the woman’s prayer).
  • In Aramaic: ܡܰܪܝ ܝܶܫܽܘܥ ܡܫܺܝܚܳܐ ܒܪܶܗ ܕܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܪܰܚܰܡ ܥܠܰܝ ܚܰܛܳܝܳܐ [Mar Yeshu Mshiho Breh dAlekho raham alay hataiuo].
  • In Armenian: Տէր Յիսուս Քրիստոս Որդի Աստուծոյ ողորմեա ինձ մեղաւորիս
    [Ter Jesus Christos Vordi Astuco to feed the indies megavoris].
  • In the Belarusian language: Pan Ezu Hrysce, the Son of God, have mercy on me (sinful). Pane zmіluysya (abbreviated form). Gospadze Ісусе Хрысьце, the Son of God, Pamiluyu mene greshnaga (Uyu).
    I corresponds to Russian and, the rest (in this text) as in Russian.
  • In Bulgarian: Lord Jesus Christ, the Blue of God, have mercy on me for sinning (sinner).
    E is pronounced e. Before e, and consonants are not softened (in this text).
  • In Hungarian: Uram Jézus Krisztus, Isten Fia, könyörülj rajtam bűnösön!
    Stress is not always the first syllable. É (long), ö, ü, ű (long) are special vowels. lj - th. Sz - s. S - w.
  • In Vepsian language: Sur 'Sünd, Jumalan poig, armahta mindai, grähkhišt.
    Stress is not always the first syllable. “Ü” - the average between “y” and “y”, “ä” - the average between “a” and “I”, “š” is read as “w”.
  • In Hawaiian: Ē ka Haku ‘o Iesu Kristo, Keiki kāne a ke Akua: e aloha mai ia‘u, ka mea hewa.
  • In Gothic: Frauja Iesu Xristu, Sunu Gudis, armais meina frawaurhtis. (approximate text)
  • In Greek: Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, Υἱέ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐλέησόν με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν
    [Kirie Iisu Hriste, Ie tu Théu, eleison-me ton amartolon]
    τὴν ἁμαρτωλόν if the woman’s prayer) Note: Reichlin pronunciation used in worship is indicated.
  • In Georgian: უფალო იესო ქრისტე, ძეო ღმრთისაო, შემიწყალე მე ცოდვილი.
    [Up1alo Ieso K'riste, Zeo G1mrt1isao, shamits1k1ale me tsodvili] Note: n1 - sounds between “n” and “f” with aspiration, қ - throat, g1 and k1 - with aspiration (similar to English “q”), t1 and ts1 are sharper than t and ts.
  • Zulu: Nkosi Jesu Kristu, iNdodana kaNkulunkulu, ngihawukele mina, isoni.
  • In Hebrew: אֲדֹונָי יַשׁוּעַ הַמַשִיחַ, בֵּן אֱלֹהִים, חָנְנֵנִי חוֹטֵא.
    [Adonai Yashua haMashiah, Ben haElohim, haneneni hote]
    ... have mercy on me a sinner [... haneneni hotet]
    ... have mercy on us sinners [... hanenenu want]
  • In Yiddish: האר יעזוס המשיח דער זון פון גאָט רחמנות האָבן (אויף) מיר אַ זינדיקער [Һар Езус Һамаши́ах, der Zun fun-got, rhon-h'n-hobn-rhn-hobn-rhn-hobn-hrn-hobn-rhn-hobn-rhon-hobn-rhn-ho
  • In Indonesian: Tuan Yesus Kristus, Putera Allah, Kasihanilah aku, orang berdosa.
  • In Spanish: Señor Jesucristo, Hijo de Dios, ten piedad de mí, pecador.
    [Senor Hasukristo, Iho de Dios, ten piedad de mi, pakador].
  • In Italian: Signore Gesù Cristo, Figlio di Dio, abbi misericordia di me peccatore.
    Signore Gesù Cristo, Figlio di Dio, abbi misericordia di noi. - Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.
    Signore Gesù Cristo, Figlio di Dio, abbi misericordia di ... - Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy ...
  • In the Kazakh language: Iemiz Isa Musikh, Құdaydyң ruhani Ұly, bizge kүnіkarlardyң raларym ete kөrіңіz. Құ Give meііrіmdіlіk.
  • In Catalan: Senyor Jesucrist, Fill de Déu, tingues misericòrdia de mi, pecador.
  • Kikuyu: Mwathani Jesu Kristo, Mwana wa Ngai, njiguire tha.
  • In Chinese: 主耶穌基督,上帝之子,憐憫我罪人。
    [Zhu Yesu Jidu, Shandi Zhiji, Lian zuizhen.]
  • In Korean: 주 예수그리스도 하느님의 아들이시여, 이 죄인에게 자비를 베풀어 주소서.
    [Chu Yesu Kyrisido, Hanynime Adyrisiyo, and chweinege chabiril pepuro chusoso] ?
  • In the Kryashensky language: Hey Khodayim Jesus Christ, Alla Uly, mines zhazyklyny zharlyka (zhazyklyny - "sinful").
  • In Latin: Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, miserere mei, peccatoris.
    [Domine Yezu Christe, Fili Dei, Miserere Mei, Paccatoris].
    (peccatricis [pekkatritsis], if the prayer of a woman)
  • In Latvian: Kungs Jēzu Kristu, Dieva Dēls, apžēlojies par mani, grēcinieku.
    [Kunks Yezu Kristu, Dieva Deels, apheeloyies par mani, greetzinieku]
  • In Lithuanian: Viešpatie Jėzau Kristau, Dievo Sūnau, pasigailėk manęs, nusidėjėlio (nusidėjėlės - born).
  • In the Macedonian language: Lord, Jesus Christ, the Blue of God, have mercy on the sinner (sinner - born)
  • In Malay: One option: Wahai Isa-al-Masih, Putra Allah, kasihanilah aku, sesungguhnya aku ini berdosa. Another option: Tuhan Yesus Kristus, Putera Allah, kasihanilah aku, seorang pendosa. The options are distinguished by the formula of appeal to the Lord, as well as the final wording.
  • In Malayalam: കർത്താവായ യേശുക്രിസ്തുവേ, എന്റെ മേൽ കരുണയായിരിക്കേണമേ.
  • In Maltese: One option: Mulej Ġesù Kristu, Iben ta ’Alla l-ħaj, ikollok ħniena minni, midneb. Another option: Mulej Ġesù Kristu, bin Alla, ħenn għalija l-midneb / midinba.
  • In German: Herr Jesus Christus, (du) Sohn Gottes, hab Erbarmen mit mir (Sünder). [Hea Jesús Christus, do Zóon Gotés, hub erbarman mit world sündea].
  • In Dutch: Heer Jezus (Christus), Zoon van God, ontferm U over mij, zondaar.
  • In Norwegian (bookmole): Herre Jesus Krist, Guds sønn, miskunn deg over meg, en synder.
  • In Norwegian (nurse): Herre Jesus Krist, Guds son, miskunna deg over meg, ein syndar.
  • In the Ossetian language: Hitsau Yeso Chistri, Hutsauy Firt, tarigyad myn bakn.
  • In Polish: Panie Jezu Chryste, Synu Boży, zmiłuj się nade mną, grzesznikiem.
    [Pane Jesu Hryste, Son of God, Zmiluysen nademnon, gzheshnikem]
  • In Portuguese: Senhor Jesus Cristo, Filho de Deus, tende piedade de mim, pecador.
  • In Romanian: Doamne Iisuse Hristoase, Fiul lui Dumnezeu, miluieşte-mă pe mine păcătosul. (păcătoasa if the woman’s prayer)
  • In Sanskrit: [हे] यीशो ख्रीष्ट ईश्वरपुत्र प्रसीद माम् [पापिनम्] [he] yīśo khrīṣṭa īśvaraputra prasīda mām [pāpinam]
  • In Serbian: Lord Jesus Christ, the Blue of God, have mercy on the sinner.
    (Gospode Isuse Hriste, Sine Božiji, pomiluj me grešnog).
  • In Slovak: Pane Ježišu Kriste, Synu Boží, zmiluj sa nado mnou hriešnym.
  • Swahili: Bwana Yesu Kristo, Mwana wa Mungu, unihurumie mimi mtenda dhambi.
  • Tagalog: Panginoong Hesukristo, anak ng Diyos, kaawan mo akong makasalanan.
  • In Thai: ข้า แต่ พระ เยซู คริสต์ พระ บุตร พระเจ้า โปรด ทรง พระ เมตตา ลูก ผู้ เป็น คน บาป เถิด พระเจ้า ข้า.
  • In Tatar: Әфәнде Гәйсә Мәсих, Алланың Улы! Gөnaһly mine kyzgan!
    Ә is the average sound between a and i. The stresses in all words on the last syllable, in the word kyzgan - k, g are deep-reigning.
  • In Turkish: Rab İsa Mesih, Tanrı'nın Oğlu, beni bir günahkar merhamet var. (Rab İsa Mesih, Tanrının Oğlu, günahlarımı bağışla).
    Slave Isa Mesikh, Tanrinin Oglu, Beni Bir Gunahkar Merhamet Var (Slave Isa Mesih, Tanrinin Oglu, Gunahlaryma Baisl.)
  • Well, the Udmurt language: Kuzyo-Inmare, Inmarlain Piez Jesus Christ, stinging ut Monet, sӧlykoez.
  • In Ukrainian: Lord Jesus Christ, Sin of God, have mercy on me sinful (grishnu if the woman’s prayer). Lord, have mercy (abbreviated form).
    [Lord Isuse Khriste, Son of God, wash the mane of the sinister]
    G - voiced x. (More precisely - Ukrainian and - the average between s and and, and e is the average between uh and e.
  • In Filipino: Panginoong Hesukristo, Anak ng Diyos, kaawaan mo kaming makasalanan!
  • In Finnish: Herra Jeesus Kristus, Jumalan Poika, armahda minua syntistä.
  • In French: Seigneur, Jésus Christ, Fils de Dieu, aie pitié de moi, pécheur.
  • In Croatian: Gospodine Isuse Kriste, Sine Božji, smiluj se meni grešnome.
  • In Church Slavonic:
    • 10-14 centuries (charter) Lord Jesus Christ of the Son of God, have mercy and m. grѣshnago (sinful if the woman’s prayer).
      [Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me (n) greshenago].
    • from the 15th century (half-set) Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God have mercy on us ng (sinful if the woman’s prayer).
      [Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me grishnago].
    • after Nikon (half-charter) Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God have mercy on me grishnago (sinful if the woman’s prayer).
      [Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me grishnago].
    • In Russian:
    • from 1708-1710 (old orph.) Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, have mercy on me