Tag Archive | prayer

Saints and Signals

An email to my daughter in January of this year: I mentioned the other day how I liked what mom said to you with regard to pressure you might be feeling about balancing everything… getting school work done, spending time with family, etc. Mom said she asked you what was most important in your life, […]

Prayer and Coincidence

When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t. —William Temple? I heard the quote above on the radio attributed to Saint Mother Teresa, but when I tried to verify it online, I only found it attributed to someone named William Temple. And when I looked on Wikipedia for who William Temple was, […]

The Times When Saint Therese of Lisieux Would Fall Asleep While Praying

The first principle is simple but extremely important. What matters in mental prayer is not so much what we do, as what God does in us. + [St. Therese of Lisieux] had a problem in her mental prayer: she used to fall asleep! … But she wasn’t overly upset by this weakness: I think how […]

How to Accomplish Greater Good With Less Effort

I read the following quote in the book Time for God by Fr. Jacques Philippe (Chapter 1: Part 7) “Let those who are fully taken up with activity, who imagine they can move the world by their preaching and their other external works, reflect here for a moment; they will easily understand that they would […]

Who Everyone Is Looking For

35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” —Mark 1:35-37  

Prayer is meant to…

For some “all we can do is pray” is an admission of reaching the end of our rope of having tried everything possible and now that there’s nothing else we can do “let’s put the situation in God’s hands.”  […] In the Christian faith, prayer is not meant to get you out of a bad […]

If you want to stop sinning…

If you want to stop sinning, commit yourself to never stop praying. —St. Teresa of Avila (Not sure where the above quote comes from, but I heard Bishop Andrew Cozzens mention it in a video on prayer for a Catholic Watchmen event, and then when unsuccessfully searching online for the source, I also saw it listed […]