SUNDAY HINTS FOR THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

October 27, 2019frjohnma

QUOTES/VOICES ON PRAYER BY MASTERS OF PRAYER

Prayer is not about changing God, but being willing to let God change us

Richard Rohr

Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.

Mother Teresa

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

The prayer of the feeblest saint who lives in the Spirit and keeps right with God is a terror to Satan. The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer; no spiritualistic séance can succeed in the presence of a humble praying saint. No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think in prayer.

Oswald Chambers

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

Saint Augustine

In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart. Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin entice a man to cease from prayer. The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.

John Bunyan

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one

Bruce Lee

Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer.

Edward McKendree Bounds

Mature prayer always breaks into gratitude.

Richard Rohr

If I’m going to continue to be any kind of spiritual teacher, I’ve got to go deeper myself. And so for me, [I am] preserving long periods of solitude, silence, prayer, journaling, study, writing. I don’t turn on music or the TV unless I really need to.

Richard Rohr

We must speak to God as a friend speaks to his friend, servant to his master; now asking some favor, now acknowledging our faults, and communicating to Him all that concerns us, our thoughts, our fears, our projects, our desires, and in all things seeking His counsel.’

St. Ignatius of Loyola

During mental prayer, it is well, at times, to imagine that many insults and injuries are being heaped upon us, that misfortunes have befallen us, and then strive to train our heart to bear and forgive these things patiently, in imitation of our Saviour. This is the way to acquire a strong spirit.

St. Philip Neri

How often I failed in my duty to God, because I was not leaning on the strong pillar of prayer.

St. Teresa of Avila

Don’t imagine that, if you had a great deal of time, you would spend more of it in prayer. Get rid of that idea; it is no hindrance to prayer to spend your time well.

FR. JOHN-MARY ATEP

Comments (1)

  • Mrs Otu paulyn

    October 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you father for all the beautiful hints for our spiritual growth. Happy Sunday

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