"When you pray," it has been wisely said by an Orthodox writer in Finland, "you yourself must be silent. . . . You must be silent; let the prayer speak." To achieve silence: this is of all things the hardest and the most decisive in the art of prayer.
So begins Bishop Kallistos Ware's little booklet on the Jesus Prayer. A theologian at Oxford University, Ware insightful draws the ancient Christian practice into the modern world. I've written often about the Jesus Prayer or Prayer of the Heart, and commend the little book to you.