"Ah! it is the Holy Spirit who desires to pray in us! Of ourselves, we are incapable of doing so; but the Spirit of Jesus Christ, who abides in us, wishes to help our impotence and to pray by His ineffable groanings. Then, let this Spirit of love speak and pray. The prayer that comes [...]
"In practice, one should always have on hand some supplementary prayers, some novena, for instance, over and above those of our profession, some devotion suited to the time or to the state of the soul." Source: St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Divine Eucharist St. Peter Julian Eymard was a priest and the founder of [...]
"We should make of prayer a practical virtue, a virtue of every instant, whose acts should be easy and, as it were, natural." Source: St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Divine Eucharist St. Peter Julian Eymard was a priest and the founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. This religious order is "a Catholic [...]
"One way to re-collect the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquility, is not to let it wander too far at other times: you should keep it strictly in the presence of God; and being accustomed to think of Him often, you will find it easy to keep your [...]
"PRAYER, incessant prayer, otherwise called the habit of prayer, is necessary for every Christian... We can do no good, practice no virtue without prayer, which obtains for us the grace of goodness and virtue. Prayer is the foundation of all the virtues, and faith itself, the beginning of justice, it but the exercise of prayer." [...]
"I am a worm, and Thou art God. O God of love! O Love of my soul! when shall I find myself all Thine, in deeds, and not only in words? Thou canst do it; by the merits of Thy Blood increase my confidence, that I may at once obtain this grace of Thee, that [...]
"Lift up your heart to Him, sometimes even at your meals, and when you are in company; the least little remembrance will always be acceptable to Him. You need not cry very loud; He is nearer to us than we are aware of." Source: Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God and [...]
"No amount of piety in leisure hours can compensate for slipshod labor on the job. But any honest task, well done, can be turned into a prayer." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.
“'To work is to pray.' The well-regulated life does not defer prayer until work has been accomplished; it turns the work itself into a prayer." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.
“A soul arms itself by prayer for all kinds of combat. In whatever state the soul may be, it ought to pray. A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it will never attain it; a soul which is newly converted must pray, or else it will fall again; a sinful soul, [...]