Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 31st December 2016 in Prayer | Prayer,Star Wars,Chirrut Imwe,The Force,Jesus Prayer,unity,Holy Spirit,mantra
...the Jesus Prayer
"Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner"
is short and repetitive much like the Star Wars Force Prayer
, and was also first introduced by a monk (though a hermit monk rather than a warrior monk!). From the history of the Jesus Prayer
I once read, it was the quest of a young monk who wanted to fully understand Paul’s encouragement to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:15-18) and he came across a hermit who taught him this method.
The purpose of this Jesus Prayer
, much like Chirrut Imwe’s use of the Force Prayer
, is to constantly bring to mind, and keep it focussed on, God at all times, hence “withou...