What Happens With Those Who Do Not Pray?

 

People who do not pray have no power in the struggle against the temptations in life. They are like a soldier without weapons, as a bird without wings, a willow in the wind that does not seek God.

Those who do not pray are easy to trick and they fall easily into temptation since they do not have any connection with God. They have no power in the struggle against the temptations in life. They are like a soldier without weapons, as a bird without wings, a willow in the wind that does not seek God. They are like a fish on dry land, according to Saint John Chrysostom.

(Translation from Ne vorbește Părintele Sofian, Editura Mănăstirea Sihăstria, 2004, p. 16)