March 31, 2016 Length: 5:00
Mourning. There is good news for us who pray poorly! We must merely pray as well as we know how to. God will hear inarticulate prayer. We discuss the teaching of St John Climacus on this subject in under four minutes: "I have seen shameless petitioners and beggars with clever words soon incline even the hearts of kings to compassion. And I have seen men poor and needy in virtue, with words not clever but rather humble, vague and stumbling, call shamelessly and persistently from the depths of a desperate heart upon the Heavenly King and by their violence force His inviolable nature and compassion."