November 2, 2016

What is the Jesus Prayer?

Tom Booth shares a song inspired by the Jesus Prayer, one of the oldest prayers in our Christian faith. This song, “The Jesus Song/Divine Mercy,” merges two iconic prayers into one heartfelt hymn of surrender and trust. This is the fourth video in a five-part series in which OCP composer Tom Booth explores prayer and contemplation, and how we encounter God in our everyday lives.

Watch the first part of the series:
Video 1: What is Prayer?
Video 2: How can prayer take form in our lives?
Video 3: How are music and prayer connected?

Tom Booth
Tom Booth

An incredibly gifted composer and musician, Tom Booth has written countless songs for prayer, worship, liturgy and personal reflection. He has composed and performed songs for Mother Teresa and Pope Saint John Paul II. He brings his powerful performing style to concerts, parish missions, conferences and youth events, mixing story, song and prayer to create unforgettable experiences for audiences around the world.

Learn more

Explore music for prayer and contemplation

God With Us [Book and CD]

A Prayerbook for Advent & Christmas

Draw deeper into prayer throughout Advent and Christmas

Gentle Sounds of Christmas [CD]

Carey Landry

Beautifully recorded with a variety of ensembles, from simple flute, piano and oboe trios to full orchestra. Contents include familiar carols as well as new songs by Carey Landry.