Booklet 6 of 12 from a series of talks given by Priest Daniel Sysoev entitled “How to Inherit Eternal Life.”
Prayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God. There is a heart that is the focal point of our spirit, and into it we must enter during prayer. Prayer however must involve not only the soul, but also the body, which is an integral part of our identity. In this booklet you will find practical advice on how to pray properly, and you will learn about different kinds of prayer, the wiles of the devil during prayer, and the most exalted prayerful states, when people exult before the Lord like the angels in heaven, glorifying and magnifying Him for no other reason than from an excess of joy!
God’s Love and God’s Will
The Divine Names
How Does God Rule the World?
On Fear of God and Good Works
On Meekness and Freedom from Anger
On Internal and External Prayer
Spirit, Soul, and Body
On Gluttony and Avarice
On Envy and Despondency
How We Should View the Government
Orthodox Upbringing of Children
The Resurrection of the Dead