“In addition to private recitation, the Jesus Prayer may be said standing, with bows, or prostrations. The main focus is to pray without ceasing. When using the Chotki, it is customary to begin with making the sign of the cross….
“The Jesus Prayer is said on each bead.
“For special intentions, you substitute the name of another who is ill or in need of special prayers.
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on … (the intention)
“It is appropriate to add a prayer to the Mother of God while praying. (i.e., Through the Prayers of the Mother of God, O Saviour, save us; Mother of God, intercede for us.)….
“The tassel at the end is to dry one’s tears.”