An aspiration, sometimes called an ejaculation
, is a short prayer meant to be memorized and repeated throughout the day. The word comes from the Latin aspirare
, "to breath upon." In this way, we can heed Saint Paul's injunction to "Pray without ceasing" and continually turn our thoughts toward God.
Pronunciation: ˌaspəˈrā sh ən
Also Known As: ejaculation
"Some common aspirations include the Jesus Prayer
, Come Holy Spirit
, and Eternal Rest