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OK, here is a more serious question: When ever I practice the Jesus Prayer for any length of time, I find myself putting it to a tune, whether praying aloud or silently. It just happens without my thinking about it. The problem is, the tune comes from my own head/heart, (not from any instruction I have ever received). Is this an unhealthy habit, or its it just the way I pray naturally? I don’t know much about hesychastic disciplines, but singing (even just in my head/heart) doesn’t seem very quiet…
My question is, can music be a part of praying this prayer (repetitiously) without detracting from its effectiveness?

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