(edited by Stelios Koukos)
Noetic prayer is also called prayer of the heart. You ask if oral prayer can also be called prayer of the heart. Unless it’s pure, neither noetic or oral prayer can be called ‘of the heart’.
It’s prayer of the heart when the heart literally swallows the mind.
Bombs could fall, the house could be on fire, but the mind wouldn’t think of leaving the heart, even if it was in danger of being consumed by fire.
Read the life of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou if you want to understand. Satan set fire to her clothes, her body was being burned and she stood elevated, above the ground and motionless, like a candle.
That’s real prayer, which strikes through the heavens and reaches the throne of God.
Moses, without even opening his mouth, heard God say to him: ‘Why are you calling me?’.
This means that a cry escaped from within him. It means that he penetrated heaven with his heart.
As regards the oral prayer of beginners, it’s mixed up with other…