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Open thy heart to God, if he be there, the outspread world will be thy book of prayer.

Ordinarily when a man in difficulty turns to prayer, he has already tried every other means of escape.

Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd our prayer. "Choked to death" would be the coroner's verdict in many cases of dead praying if an inquest could be secured on this dire, spiritual calamity.

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Our groanings, which cannot be uttered, rise to Him and tell Him better than words how dependent we are upon Him.

Our immediate temptation will be to ask for specific solutions to specific problems, and for the ability to help other people as we have already thought they should be helped. In that case, we are asking God to do it our way.

Our Lord never referred to unanswered prayer; he taught that prayers are always answered. He ever implied that prayers were answered rightly because of the Heavenly Father's wisdom.

Our prayer and God's mercy are like two buckets in a well; while the one ascends the other descends.

Our prayer life will become restful when it really dawns upon us that we have done all we are supposed to do when we have spoken to Him about it. From the moment we have left it with Him, it is His responsi-bility.

Our prayers are often filled with selfish "wants"; God always answers with what we need.

Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God.

Our prayers must spring from the indigenous soil of our own personal confrontation with the Spirit of God in our lives.

Our prayers run along one road and God's answers by another, and by and by they meet.

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

Our praying, to be strong, must be buttressed by holy living. The life of faith perfects the prayer of faith.

Our rages, daughters of despair, creep and squirm like worms. Prayer is the only form of revolt which remains upright.

Our thanks to God should always precede our requests.

Our understanding of God is the answer to prayer; getting things from God is God's indulgence of us. When God stops giving us things, He brings us into the place where we can begin to understand Him.

Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.

Poverty, chastity, and obedience are extremely difficult. But there are always the graces if you will pray for them.


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