The Jesus Prayer is a prayer where we throw ourselves on the mercy of God and recognize that we are sinners.
The Jesus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God,
have mercy on me,
Though short, is a very powerful prayer for us to pray and meditate on. The benefits of the Jesus Prayer are a deeper understanding of Jesus’ love for us and our acceptance of His love as we meditate on the mercy of Christ.
If you would like to have a copy of this prayer to keep handy so you can remember to pray it, you can print out this The Jesus Prayer pdf with multiple copies of the prayer on it so you can place them in various locations at home and in your car to remind you.
Did you know that this simple prayer has an entire book about it? The Way of a Pilgrim recounts a man’s quest to find out how to “never cease praying” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and then to do it. For more information about the Jesus Prayer, you may like jesusprayer.us, Aleteia’s post, or orthodoxprayer.org‘s post.
Do you want to find more prayers to help you grow closer to our Lord? You can find more in the Prayers section.