Evagrius, On Prayer 34–37

34

Do not fall into doubt when you do not immediately receive from God your request. He wants to bless you still further as you persevere with him in prayer. After all, what could be more exalted than conversing with God and exerting oneself for intimacy with him?

35

Undistracted prayer is the mind’s highest mental activity.

36

Prayer is the mind’s ascent toward God.

37

If you desire to carry out your prayer, reject all things so that you may inherit the all.

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