Just Say The Name Of Jesus

Jesus is the name that should be on our lips. As the Savior, He is readily available each moment of each day. Just say His name and let Him lead you today. Jesus lived so He knows what you are feeling. He has faced all your fears, joys and opportunities in a very human way. He can save you today in the way you need to be saved. Just utter His name, and He will come to you.

One thought on “Just Say The Name Of Jesus”

  1. To pray “Jesus” is to invoke him and to call him within us. His name is the only one that contains the presence it signifies. Jesus is the Risen One, and whoever invokes the name of Jesus is welcoming the Son of God who loved him and who gave himself up for him. This simple invocation of faith developed in the tradition of prayer under many forms in East and West. The most usual formulation, transmitted by the spiritual writers of the Sinai, Syria, and Mt. Athos, is the invocation, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us sinners.” It combines the Christological hymn of Philippians 2:6–11 with the cry of the publican and the blind men begging for light. By it the heart is opened to human wretchedness and the Savior’s mercy. The invocation of the holy name of Jesus is the simplest way of praying always. When the holy name is repeated often by a humbly attentive heart, the prayer is not lost by heaping up empty phrases, but holds fast to the word and “brings forth fruit with patience.” This prayer is possible “at all times” because it is not one occupation among others but the only occupation: that of loving God, which animates and transfigures every action in Christ Jesus. Similar methods of prayer in use in the Catholic Church are recitation, as recommended by John Cassian, of “O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me” or other verses of Scripture; repetition of a single monosyllabic word, as suggested by the Cloud of Unknowing ; the method used in Centering Prayer ; the method used by The World Community for Christian Meditation, based on the Aramaic invocation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *