<li>prayer of the lips - when prayer is just said
<li>prayer of the mind - when mind comprehends the prayer
<li>prayer of the
hearth - when mind descends into hearth<li>active prayer - when hearth starts praying alone even in sleep
<li>all-seeing prayer - when unseen world including angels becomes visible together with future, past
<li>ecstasy prayer - when mind is taken to Heaven
<li>contemplative prayer - when people can be taken to Heaven
about raising through prayer stages is done in the book [http://orthodoxwiki.org/The_Way_of_a_Pilgrim The Way of a Pilgrim] and this book recommends saying "Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me !" many times.
<br>The following steps are recommended:
<li>To say the prayer "Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me !" for 12000 times a day for around another week and then to continue the prayer many times
Also, practical advice about the Prayer of the
Hearth is found in the book named [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Philokalia Philokalia]. [http://orthodoxwiki.org/The_Way_of_a_Pilgrim The Way of a Pilgrim] book recommends a certain way in reading [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Philokalia Philokalia] so as to better understand the Prayer of the Hearth.
The following chapters are recommended to be read from [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Philokalia Philokalia]
<li>The book of Callistus and Ignatius.
<li>Part four with the summarized pattern of prayer by the most holy Callistus, Patriarch of Constantinople
The books above explain the Prayer of The Hearth in a way that can be understood by everyone.
Orthodoxy teaches that Jesus, in praying to his [[God the Father|Father]], prayed for his people, and he is the only competent intercessor for mankind before God. In his resurrected glory, he prays eternally to his Father on behalf of all. In and through Christ, Orthodox Christians become competent to intercede before God. In the name of Jesus, Christians are authorized to pray for each other and for all creation. All prayer is to God the Father, through his Son, in his [[Holy Spirit]], even if not mentioned in the words of the prayer.