"When mind and heart are united in prayer and the soul is wholly concentrated in a single desire for God, then the heart grows warm and the light of Christ begins to shine and fills the inward man with peace and joy. We should thank the Lord for everything and give ourselves up to His will; we should also offer Him all our thoughts and words, and strive to make everything serve only His good pleasure." -St. Seraphim of Sarov
"Prayer is a conversation directly with God, being always with God, having one's soul united with Him and one's mind inseparable. A person becomes one with the angels and unites with them in perpetual praise and longing for God." -St. Symeon of Thessaloniki
Saint of the day (The only sources for these readings online at this time are Orthodox websites. Please be aware that our calendar differs from theirs in some respects and cross check with our Melkite calendar as needed.)
Orthodox Prayer A collection of writings about prayer and, in the section titled "Specific Prayers," the full text of daily prayers and prayers for many specific occasions.