Quotes from the Saints
On Prayer of the Nous and Heart
Comple yourselves in the Jesus prayer; this will become everything for you - food and drink and clothing and light and consolation and spiritual life. This prayer becomes everything for him who possesses it. Without it, the emptiness of the soul cannot be satisfied. Do you want to love Christ? Long for the prayer and embrace humility, and then you will realize that the kingdom of God is within us.
Do not let evil thoughts rule over you; drive them out immediately with the prayer. Oh, this prayer - what miracles it performs! Cry out the prayer, and your guardian angel will send you spiritual fragrance! The angels greatly rejoice when a person prays with the prayer of our sweetest Jesus. May Jesus be the delight of your soul.
Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain