Prayer is the right, obligation and aid for all pious people. For a monk, prayer is his only reason of existing. There are various forms of prayer, for different circumstances and needs. “Jesus’ prayer” or the “Wish” recited by monks on Holy Mt. Athos with the help of their prayer beads goes like this: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”. Many pages have been written examining this prayer, but much more has been experienced through it. It is also known as the “Prayer of the Heart”.