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Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
P. B. Shelley

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Jesus Prayer

I saw this film on The Jesus Prayer  this last weekend. Many monastaries in the deserts in Egypt, Israel, and in Romania and Russia were filmed inside with interviews with the monks. The viewers could see the lifestyle of the monks in St. Anthony's, St. Catherine's and others. What it means to have a prayerful life to the person praying and to their fellow monks, to the world was examined. It was like a breath of fresh spring air in the middle of our contemporary hub-bub of endless pressure and anxiety. The emphasis was on the Jesus Prayer and its power. It is very simple to pray but must be prayed as it is. You pray this simple prayer to our Lord Jesus and an immediate sense of peace and calm should come over you. Click on the title to go to the page for the prayer in several languages and other activities. Remember it is an ancient prayer that has been prayed over and over again for hundreds and hundreds of years. Any prayer using the name of our Lord is sacred but this is a special prayer handed down through the ages from hermits, monks and nuns.

Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me a Sinner (or Lord Have Mercy).

(Arabic) ربي يسوع المسيح،يا ابن الله،ارحمنا نحن الخطأة
(Chinese) 主耶稣基督,上帝的儿子,可怜我这个罪人
(Dutch) Heer, Jezus Christus, Zoon van God, ontferm U over mij zondaar
(French) Seigneur, Jésus-Christ, Fils de Dieu, aie pitié de moi pécheur.
(Greek) Κύριε Ιησού Χριστέ, Υιέ του Θεού, ελέησόν με τον αμαρτωλόν.
(Hebrew) אלוהים, ישו, בן האלוהים, ירחם אותי חוטא
(Hindi) प्रभु यीशु मसीह, परमेश्वर के सन्तान, मुझ पर दया कर एक पापी
(Italian) Signore, Gesù Cristo, Figlio di Dio, abbi pietà di me peccatore
(Japanese) 主は、イエスキリストは、神の御子、罪人わたしをあわれんでください
(Korean) 주님, 예수 그리스도, 하느님의 아들, 죄인 내게 자비를 베푸소서
(Latin) Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, miserere mei, peccatoris.
(Persian) خداوند، عیسی مسیح، پسر خدا، بر من رحمت عطا گناهکار
(Romanian) Doamne Iisuse Hristoase, Fiul lui Dumnezeu, miluieşte-mă pe mine păcătosul
(Russian) Господи Исусе Христе, Сыне Божий, помилуй мя грешнаго.
(Ukrainian) Господи, Ісусе Христе, Сине Божий, помилуй мене грішного.
(Spanish) Señor, Jesucristo, Hijo de Dios, ten piedad de mí, pecador
(Thai) พระเจ้าของพระเยซูคริสต์พระบุตรของพระเจ้ามีเมตตาฉันคนบาป
(Vietnamese) Lạy Chúa, Chúa Giêsu Kitô, Con Thiên Chúa, xin thương xót con là kẻ có tội
(Welsh) Arglwydd, Iesu Grist, Mab Duw, trugarhau y bechadur hwn(m) hon(f)

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