The Jesus Prayer is an utterly simple method of prayer that unites you from the inside out with God. The older saints and mystics called it "scientific," and I suppose it is, so long as you think of science in its truest sense---a line of inquiry that examines an object according to its own nature. The Jesus Prayer, then, is scientific, for it provides not only the research method, but also the data. No more talk about God from a distance---in prayer, you are dealing with the Holy. No more chatter about prayer---you are entering the interior realm, facing your shadows, seeking the light, following the path of God's mercy, and training yourself to climb, with grace, the ladder of prayer (Genesis 28.12).
And the goal?
- Unending communion with God even in the midst of the busiest life
- Unceasing prayer even while engaged in your daily work