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Tables of Contents for The Art of Prayer
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
INTRODUCTION
9
30
FOREWORD
39
4
I THE INNER CLOSET OF THE HEART
43
8
II WHAT IS PRAYER?
51
24
(i) The Test of Everything
51
12
(ii) Degrees of Prayer
63
12
III THE JESUS PRAYER
75
49
(i) Secret Meditation
75
5
(ii) Unceasing Prayer
80
8
(iii) The Jesus Prayer
88
30
(iv) Remembrance of God
118
6
IV THE FRUITS OF PRAYER
124
40
(i) Attention and the Fear of God
124
8
(ii) Divine Grace and Human Effort
132
17
(iii) The Burning of the Spirit
149
15
V THE KINGDOM OF THE HEART
164
35
(i) The Kingdom within us
164
17
(ii) The Union of Mind and Heart
181
18
VI WAR WITH PASSIONS
199
76
(i) War with Passions
199
23
(ii) Know Yourself
222
11
(iii) Work, Inner and External
233
17
(iv) Solitude
250
7
(v) Times of Desolation
257
7
(vi) Illusion
264
7
(vii) Humility and Love
271
4
VII TEACHINGS OF THE STARTSI OF VALAMO MONASTERY
275
5
FURTHER READING
280
3
INDEX
283