Praying Without Words: Purity of Heart

“He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.”  (Proverbs 22:11)

“Purity of heart constitutes prayer more than do all the prayers that are uttered  out aloud, and silence united to a mind that is sincere is better than the loud voice of someone crying out.” (Aphrahat in The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, p 5)

“Truly God is good to the upright, to those who are pure in heart.”  (Psalm 73:1)

St. Herman of Alaska

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  (Matthew 5:8)

St. Julianna the Merciful

 

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