Do not say: nothing has been gained during prayer

Our heart should beat for the One who created it. That’s why do not say, after spending a long time in prayer, that nothing has been gained; for you have already gained something. And what higher good is there than to cling to the Lord and persevere in unceasing union with Him?

Based on St. John of the Ladder

A moment before the Great Entrance in the Divine Liturgy. Chapel of Paramythia, Vatopaidi.