St. Macarius on Prayer…


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“To fly into the divine air and enjoy the liberty of the Holy Spirit (II Cor 3:18) may be one’s desire, but, if he does not have wings given him, he cannot. Let us pray to God that he gives us ‘the wings of a dove’ (Ps 55:7) of the Holy Spirit so we may fly to him and find rest (anapausis) and that he may separate and take away from our soul and body such an evil wind, namely, sin itself, inhabiting the members of our soul and body.”

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