Historia kształtowania się Modlitwy Jezusowej
The History of Jesus’ Prayer
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The practise of the Jesus Prayer „The Lord Jesus Christ, Son of David, have mercy on me”, though it reaches with origin far antiquity, however also today is alive and receive in Orthodox Church. We notice, also the interest from side of Catholic Church, so why is proper to acquaint with rich history shaping of the Prayer Jesus, and also with biblical premises and values of this prayer for man of day XXI age. Holy Writing is the first of all source the Prayer of Jesus, because already Old Testament shows how for Israelite the great meaning have God's Name, while New Testament shows method of prayer. The basis of Jesus Prayer is the fragment about blind beggar the Bartimaeus, which at gates of Jericho with creed scream: "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me" (Mac 10, 47). The fathers of desert and the monks of Egyptian, Syrians, Synais and especially fathers of Mountain the Athos took over these the call of Bartimaeus as theirs incessant prayer. From this time we know method Jesus prayer, which today interest not only Eastern Christianity how also and Western.
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