Becoming a living prayer


The great Russian Orthodox theologian, professor at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute and émigré, Pavel Nikolaevich Evdokimov, wrote: “It is not enough to say prayers: we must become, be prayer, prayer incarnate.

All of life, each act, every gesture, even the smile of the human face, must become a hymn of adoration, an offering, a prayer. One should offer not what one has but what one is”.

Is my life a warming prayer or a cold show of formalities?