The "Jesus Prayer"


February 3, 2024

Pastor Joe Elick 1940-2021

"Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" It was a simple prayer, a passionate prayer, a prayer not found in any of the prayer books the religious leaders of the day depended upon. It wasn't even found in the Psalms, the prayer and song book of the Jews. It was a prayer with the desperateness and urgency of one who is in danger and can only manage the word, "Help!" Or who finds themselves in a burning building, or house and creeds out the one word necessary at the moment "Fire!"

The prayer didn't have any class at all. But what more could you expect from a layman? An ordinary guy, whom no d...

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