Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." It
is modeled after the prayers of the tax collector, the blind man, and 10
Leper in Luke
18:13-18:38-17:13. It is simply yet a profound recognition of
our own sinfulness and need of a savior. See
I John 1:8.
point of the prayer is to quiet our heart and mind.
should dwell on each word as we pray.
Jesus prayer is not meant to empty the mind but to fill it.
several times a day with meaning. Don't be like the heathen in Matthew
it often is a way of helping us to pray without ceasing. I