The fathers teach that if prayers are only on the lips, but the spirit is not involved, it is as though prayer is being offered to the air. God pays attention to only to the spirit praying. - Nil Sorsky
From Nil Sorsky: The Complete Writings
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- Death's awful mystery comes upon us suddenly, and soul and body are violently severed, divorced from their natural union by the will of God. What shall we do at that hour if we have not thought of it beforehand, if we have not been instructed concerning this eventuality and find ourselves unprepared?Nil Sorsky______________________________