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When we pray, is it good to keep praying until we feel joy?

 

When we pray, is it good to keep praying until we feel joy? I have done this many times and the feeling of joy happens. The saint said. No, it would be like the child who asks his father for something, not because he wants the object but because he wants the father to pay attention to his whining.

 

https://www.koinoniaorthodoxias.org/martiria-kai-didaxi/synomilia-me-ton-agio-paisio/

From the article “A conversation with Saint Paisios” published in the journal “Osios Gregorios” a publication of the Holy Monastery of Osios Gregorios of Mount Athos 20th edition (1995), page 66. Translated by Anna Pipinos, Elias Pipinos and Margarita Pipinos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we pray, is it good to keep praying until we feel joy?