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Ten Points of Prayer

by St. Gregorios of Parumala

1. Prayer helps education to enhance truth, virtuous life, faith, reverence and mutual respect.

2. One who prays to God Almighty daily will never be a liar, filthy mannered or one without faith. He will not ill-treat his fellow men or superiors.

3. Prayer is the enthusiasm of childhood, the dependence of youth, and the peace of old age.

4. Prayer with full heart will be accepted by God and it will be returned to us as a symbol of blessings.

5. One, who loves his fellowmen, is a real devotee.

6. Because all that is created by God deserves love, many things beyond our dreams are possible through prayer.

7. Pray to God loudly during the day and night alike.

8. These prayers will help us to remove the darkness in our lives, and to take away the weakness among us.

9. These prayers are a means to achieve salvation and redemption, which are the final goals in our lives.

10. So pray with hope and faith and worship God. Brethren, God will be pleased with you.

Let there be the love of the Father, grace of the Son, and the fullness of the Holy Spirit that gives peace among you forever and ever.

Source: 1870 speech in "Parumala Kochu Thirumeni" by Fr. E. J. Abraham
Translation by Jose Kurian Puliyeril as "St. Gregorios of Parumala", 2001, Puliyeril Publications, Kottayam

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