Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

distractions

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Go, sell all that belongs to you and give it to the poor and taking up the cross, deny yourself; in this way you will be able to pray without distraction. Abba Nilus



If the practice of prayer is to proceed successfully, it is always essential at the outset to lay everything else aside, so that the heart is completely free of distraction. Nothing should obtrude on the mind: neither face, nor activity, nor object. At such a time all is to be driven out." Bishop Theophan the Recluse





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