Oct 28, 2019: The Jesus Prayer

Robert E. Webber

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,
Have mercy on me a sinner.

[The Jesus] prayer was developed in the early church as a continuous prayer for the believer. . . . Through the years I have found myself saying this prayer from the heart as I walk or drive or lie down to sleep. It is a constant reminder of God’s divine action toward me and of my response to his overwhelming love in Jesus Christ. . . . The prayer extends the empowerment I need to live in the power of his name through the day-to-day routine of my life.

-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Pub., 1996), 206-207.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.