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Vocal prayers, as we know, give no information to God: but they do give us that temper of mind in which we can approach Him... If anyone objects that this is tantamount to saying that vocal prayer is a self-suggestion, I reply that a very great deal of it is self-suggestion; and, moreover, that we ought thus to suggest to our reluctant and wandering minds such devotional ideas... It has always been used by religious persons; and we ought not to be afraid of doing that which has always been done … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

For prayer is a supernatural activity or nothing at all; and it must primarily be directed to supernatural ends. It too acknowledges the soul's basic law: it comes from God, belongs to God, is destined for God. It must begin, end, and be enclosed in the atmosphere of adoration; aiming at God for and in Himself. Our ultimate effect as transmitters of the supernal light and love directly depends on this adoring attentiveness. — Evelyn Underhill, Concerning the Inner Life … [Read more...]


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