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How to acquire tears when praying and are they necessary?

  • February 2, 2017

How to acquire tears when praying and are they necessary?

Questions like this show me that who wrote it has never truly prayed!

When you love someone you don’t ask him what he gives you in return…If I love you what do I get from this? If you love someone all you can do is to love him. That’s all. You don’t tell him: OK, I love you, now what comes next? Love is everything. And by loving you get everything. You don’t love in order to get something, you only love and then you get. You don’t pray with the purpose of acquiring tears, you pray for being with God and God will ordain for you what He pleases. And anything He will give you, it will be right what you need.

Archimandrite Ioachim Parr