Prayer

Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.

St. Ephraem

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We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.

St. Frances Cabrini

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Prayer reveals to souls the vanity of earthly goods and pleasures. It fills them with light, strength and consolation; and gives them a foretaste of the calm bliss of our heavenly home.

St. Rose of Viterbo

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Prayer is like a great love. When you start dating the silence can be awkward, but as you grow to know each other you can sit in silence for hours and just being with each other is a great comfort.

Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life

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To sing is to pray twice.

St. Augustine

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My longing for truth was a single prayer.

St. Edith Stein

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Prayer is like Thanksgiving dinner. It takes one hour to eat it and ten hours to prepare it.

Peter Kreeft

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Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.

Mother Teresa

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You have to say no to something else, in order to make time to pray.

Peter Kreeft

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We should not bear it with bad grace if the answer to our prayer is long delayed. Rather, let us, because of this, show great patience and resignation. For He delays for this reason: that we may offer Him a fitting occasion of honoring us through His divine providence.

St. John Chrysostom

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