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THOUGHTS ON PRAYER




PRAYER IS THE DOOR

 

Prayer is the door to those greater graces which our Lord bestowed upon me.

 

If this door be shut, I do not see how He can bestow them; for even if He entered into a soul to take His delight therein, and to make that soul also delight in Him, there is no way by which He can do so; for His will is, that such a soul should be lonely and pure, with a great desire to receive His graces. 

 

Above all, I implore all for the love of our Lord, and for the great love with which He goeth about seeking our conversion to Himself, to beware of the occasions of sin; for once placed therein, we have no ground to rest on. 

 

St. Teresa of Avila 

 

 

 

(09-04-02) 

 

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