Breath Prayer: Study Further

Breath prayer is a short petition, repeated in the space of one inhalation-exhalation cycle, that acknowledges the natures of both the Lord and the petitioner.

     Blythe, Theresa A. Pages 38–40, 86–87, 158–159, and 181 in 50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 2006.

     Brother Ramon. A Hidden Fire: Exploring the Deeper Reaches of Prayer. Hants, England: Marshall Pickering, 1987.

     Brother Ramon and Simon Barrington-Ward. Praying the Jesus Prayer Together. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2004.

     Foster, Richard J. “Unceasing Prayer.” Pages 122–24 in Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

     Guenther, Margaret. “The Jesus Prayer.” Pages 69–72 in The Practice of Prayer. Volume 4 in The New Church’s Teaching Series. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley, 1998.

     Mayfield, Sue. Pages 25–26 in Exploring Prayer. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2007.

     Staretz Silouan. Wisdom from Mount Athos: The Writings of Staretz Silouan 1866–1938. Edited by Archimandrite Sophrony. Translated by Rosemary Edmonds. London: Mowbrays, 1974.

     Thurston, Bonnie. “Praying the Name: The Jesus Prayer.” Pages 86–104 in For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.

     Wolpert, Daniel. “The Jesus Prayer: There Is Power in His Name.” Pages 51–62 and 177–78 in Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices. Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room, 2003.


Sophrony’s Longing for Communion


Sample the Prayer

Practice Together