Friday, January 29, 2010
Prayer is a Matter of Love
Man expresses love through prayer, and if we pray it is an indication that we love God. If we do not pray this is indicates that we do not love God, for the measure of our prayer is the measure of our love for God. St. Silouan identifies love for God with prayer, and the Holy fathers say that forgetfulness of God is the greatest of all passions, for it is the only passion that will not be fought by prayer through the Name of God. If we humble ourselves and invoke God's help, trusting in His love, we are given the strength to conquer any passion, but when we are unmindful of God, the enemy is free to slay us. Archmandrite Zacharias, 'The Hidden man of the Heart"