One word at a time

23 February 2022

Say the prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me’. Say it one word are a time, so that you understand it and know what you’re doing. Don’t go on to the second word if you haven’t understood the first. Put extra stress on the ending, that is: ‘have mercy on me’. At the beginning you’ll feel lazy, sleepy, your thoughts will wander and you’ll be negligent, but you’ll soon come through.

Saint Efraim Katounakiotis