The best way to pray Agbeya

The best way to pray Agbeya

In order to pray Agbeya properly and benefit from It, there are certain conditions to be followed, these include:

1. Have your own personal Agbeya:

No one else uses it. Write on its margins your interpretations of some difficult words, which helps in understanding prayer, prayer in spirit and mind.

Even if you know it by heart. It makes you use several senses, combining the mind and prevents the dispersion of thought.

To prevent your mind from any dispersion. The Lord said: When you pray go into your room, close the door and pray to your secret father. He did not mean to pray hidden prayers, but not to pretend to pray with hypocrisy and pride.

it relaxes the soul and comforts it, psalms and hymns were originally played while playing music, leaving a good effect on the praying person.

for example, the sixth hour prayer, the Church arranged it in memory of Christ's crucifixion, and the ninth hour prayer in memory of Christ’s death. Thus, trying to live each hour.

     7. Pray a dynamic prayer, with movement:

Lift your hands when you pray, "I will lift up my hands in Your name.My soul is satisfied as with

Marrow and fatness” (1st hour prayer) "Lift up your hands to the sanctuaryAnd bless the Lord"

(Twelve hour prayer), "raised my hands to thy commandments, which I adored" (Midnight prayer).

Hit on your chest when you are asking for repentance and forgiveness. Bow and make the sign of the

Cross, when bowing is mentioned. Lift your face and your eyes to heaven when you say: "I will lift

up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?" (Vespers)

“To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants

Look to the hand of their master”, (Vespers).

Lord (Jesus Christ) why many have upset me (Psalm 2)

Lord (Jesus Christ) do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath (Psalm 6)

And so on.

Anba Metaos

Abbott of the Monastery of St. Mary Syrian