Monday, October 5, 2009

103 Prayers

The brothers told this story: We once visited some hermits, and after the usual prayer we exchanged greetings and sat down. After we had talked with them, we got ready to go, and asked once again for prayers to be said.

But one of the hermits said to us, "What, haven't you prayed already?"

We said, "Yes, abba, when we came in,we prayed, and since then we have been talking."

He said, "I may be wrong, brothers; but one of you, while he was sitting and talking with you, offered a hundred and three prayers."

With these words he prayed, and sent us away.

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