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  • ...the old monk explains to him what will happen if the prayer is said incessantly.
  • I mean it starts out with this peasant—the pilgrim—wanting to find out what it means in the Bible when it says you should pray incessantly.
  • So he starts out walking all over Russia, looking for somebody who can tell him how to pray incessantly.
  • Someone who can teach him how to pray incessantly, and why.
  • "The aim of both little books, if you’re interested," he said, "is supposedly to wake everybody up to the need and benefits of saying the Jesus Prayer incessantly.
  • "I just think it’s a terribly peculiar coincidence," she said, exhaling smoke, "that you keep running into that kind of advice—I mean all these really advanced and absolutely unbogus religious persons that keep telling you if you repeat the name of God incessantly, something happens, Even in India.

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  • She grew annoyed by the child’s incessant questions.
  • Night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city.

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