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St. Theophan the Recluse: Why is it, you ask, that one can pray for so many years with a prayer book . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
Why is it, you ask, that one can pray for so many years with a prayer book, and still not have prayer in his heart? I think the reason is that people only spend a little time lifting themselves up to God when they complete their prayer rule, and in other times, they do not …