“Do you wish to pray?”
“Do you wish to pray? Renounce all the things.
You then will become heir to all.”- Evagrius Ponticus
Pray to be freed
“First of all pray to be purified from your passions.
Secondly, pray to be delivered from ignorance.
Thirdly, pray to be freed from all temptation and abandonment.” – Evagrius Ponticus
Can you pray purely?
“You will not be able to pray purely
if you are all involved with material affairs
and agitated with unremitting concerns.
For prayers is the rejection of conceptions.”– Evagrius Ponticus