Jesus Prayer Spiriuality

getting mechanical

Been really busy leading up to Easter time - sorry for not being around to post. Just recently I found myself praying the Jesus Prayer quite fast and mechanically - it wasn't a prayer of my heart - I was just 'saying' it. What helped me was to slow down, take two or three words with each breath in and out, and focus on what I was saying and what it meant. I wonder too, how hard it is to pray the prayer on your own - Jesus promises: 'For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.' Now does the gathering have to be physically together, or can it be spiritual and from a distance? Andrew
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