The Lord's Prayer and the Beatitudes
“Prayer is intimacy with God and spiritual vision of the invisible. It satisfies all our yearnings and makes us equal to the angels. Through it good prospers, evil is destroyed, and sinners will be converted. Prayer is the enjoyment of things present and the substance of the things to come. Of all the things valued in this life nothing is more precious than prayer.” St. Gregory of Nyssa’s texts on the Lord’s Prayer and on the Beatitudes are the fruit of his spiritual union with God through prayer.