Meditation on an Icon

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  1. Spend five or ten minutes before the Icon.
  2. You may begin by reciting the Lord’s Prayer slowly and with awareness of the meaning of each phrase.
  3. When you feel you are ready, let the icon speak to you.
  4. If your attention wavers recite ‘Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner’.
  5. Return to quiet contemplation when the mind has settled. Continue until your time has elapsed.
  6. End your meditation with the Lord’s Prayer.

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