The Jesus Prayer and Chotki Beads/Prayer Ropes
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner”
The Jesus prayer is simple but powerful, as old as Christianity itself. It trains our hearts and minds to pray without ceasing and without pretention.
Chotki Beads and Prayer Ropes integrate our bodies into prayer. Each knot or bead brings involves a tactile experience with each recitation to integrate our spiritual life into the physical world. Orthodox Christianity isn’t merely an internal exercise, but a life lived within our bodies and in community with fellow Christians.