“O All-Merciful Lord! Grant me the Divine Gift of Holy Prayer, flowing from the depth of my heart.”

“O All-Merciful Lord! Grant me the Divine Gift of Holy Prayer, flowing from the depth of my heart. Gather together the dispersed thoughts of my mind, that it may always strive towards its Creator and Saviour. Destroy the burning arrows of the evil one, which tear me away from Thee. Quench the flame of the passionate thoughts that devour me during Prayer. Cover me with the Grace of Thy Most-Holy Spirit, that to the very end of my sinful life I may love Thee alone with all my heart, all my Soul and mind, and all my strength, and in the hour when my Soul takes leave of my mortal body, O Sweetest Jesus, take into Thy hands my spirit when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom. Amen.”

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“During Prayer, and when reading God’s Word, we must reverence every thought, every Word, as the Spirit of God Himself, the Spirit of Truth.”

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“Remember that during your Prayers, God is watching for your affirmative answer to the question which He is inwardly asking you: ‘Do you believe I am able to do this?’ To which you must from the depth of your heart reply, ‘Yes, Lord!'”

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