Prayer is at the center of the spiritual life. It’s communication with God or, even better, life with God. Therefore prayer is our way to communicate directly with God, and arises from our human need for completeness.
There was a time when people sought God in external things; but through grace the divine encounter with God occurs within the human being. Finding God in ourselves, we find ourselves and manage to become like Him, acquiring the vigilance of the King of Creation.
Based on Ioan Ianolide
A snapshot from the Divine Liturgy in the main church at Vatopaidi. A deacon from a central part of Africa reciting the petitions.