Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bjork - Jesus Prayer

A video of John Tavener's 'Prayer of the Heart' which he wrote especially for Bjork (an Icelandic singer/songwriter). It is a stunning setting of the 'Jesus Prayer' - "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me".


  1. Thank you for sharing this mesmerizing video. Very meditative. Amazing.

  2. I first learned of this prayer from my Vedanta teacher, who advised me to read "The Way of a Pilgrim". I've used it many times since, sometimes I can remember vividly when and where, eventually it gets into your sleep.

    Icelandic is cool.

  3. Wonderful. Bjork's rendition of the prayer seems child-like, going back into time like the NASA advent photographs do, getting closer and closer to our origin.

  4. Amazing, Beth... So very powerful...
    And the idea of using Mandelbrot sets as the visual was truly inspired..

  5. 4 years later, but still inspirational on this Sunday morning...Thnx - and for other things!


From Dorothy Day’s editorial in the Catholic Worker on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.