June 29

Reflection

The fruit of prayer is silence, the fruit of silence is faith, the fruit of faith is hope, and the fruit of hope is love, unity and peace.
Mother Teresa

Prayer

Lord, teach us to pray

Action

What is my concept of prayer?  How do I prepare my heart
for the inbreaking of God?

Suggested Reading

Be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12

When you pray, allow the reality of God’s unconditional love to embrace you… To be filled with the sense of God’s abiding faithfulness means being consumed with the  desire for God’s recognition everywhere and by all.”
Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN

Prayer is real if it changes us, if it enables the inbreaking of God in our lives.
Joan Chittister, OSB

Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God.
Henri Nouwen

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
Charles Spurgeon

Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.
Saint Teresa of Avila

 

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
 Martin Luther 

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.
Jonathan Edwards

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
John Buchan

The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.
Georges Bernanos

 

 

 

 

 

 

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