Matthew The Poor, Orthodox Prayer Life, pp.23-24

“Prayer begins on God’s part as a secret call to stand before Him.
We then carry it as a free response in our yearning to speak with Him.
Afterward, prayer assumes its divine purpose
as an act of repentance and purification.
It subsequently attains its ultimate goal
as a sacrifice of love and humility
that prepares us for fellowship with God…

Prayer is the condition in which we discover our own image,
on which the stamp of the Holy Trinity is impressed…

When we lose prayer,
we actually lose the glory of our image,
and we no longer resemble God in any way.”


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