Introduction to Prayer
Mary represents the model of the Church at prayer. In all probability Mary
was absorbed in prayer when the angel Gabriel came to her house in Nazareth and
greeted her. This prayerful setting certainly supported the Blessed Virgin in
her reply to the angel and in her generous assent to the mystery of the
Saint Mother Teresa On Prayer
My secret is very simple: I pray.
Through prayer I become one in love
with Christ. I realize that praying to
Him is loving Him. ...Often a deep and fervent look at Christ is the best
prayer: I look at Him and He looks at me. When you come face to face with
God you cannot but know that you are nothing, that you have nothing...
Prayer Is Surrender
Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer except that which lies outside of the
will of God. God will only answer the request He inspires. You see, prayer is
surrender—surrender to the will of God. It's cooperation with His will. ...
How Simple Faith and Prayer Can Lead Others to the Lord
At that point, I'd been in the church my whole life. I'd heard thousands of
prayers. But I had never heard anything like this. I remember looking up just
make sure that Jesus wasn't sitting next to her, because it sure sounded like He
was. She spoke to God as if she knew Him, with a simultaneous confidence and
humility that only comes when you're certain you're being heard. ...
The First Ten Lessons I Learned about Prayer
Persistence in prayer is taught so many times in Scripture. My favorite is blind
Bartimaeus in Luke 18. Let nothing stop you from praying. Not your own
inadequacy (of which there is much), your own needs (which can be overwhelming),
not your fears (which never tire of assaulting you), and most definitely not
other people (discouragement is all around us). Just keep at it. ....
Prayer Overcomes All
The inestimable virtue of prayer is able to obtain
all good, and remove all hurtful things. ...
The Restoring Power of Prayer
Arián said nothing more, but I knew that he
had experienced the restoring power of prayer and that the Holy Ghost had
penetrated his heart. ...
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