Thought of the day
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday of the First week of Lent

Saint Benedict (480-547), monk, co-patron of Europe The Rule of Saint Benedict (trans. Dom Justin McCann) "The efficacy of prayer"

Thursday of the First week of Lent

Commentary of the day 

Saint Benedict (480-547), monk, co-patron of Europe The Rule of Saint Benedict (trans. Dom Justin McCann)

                           "The efficacy of prayer"

      If we wish to prefer a petition to men of high station, we do not presume to do it without humility and respect; how much more ought we to supplicate the Lord God of all things with all humility and pure devotion. And let us be sure that we shall not be heard for our much speaking, but for purity of heart and tears of compunction. Our prayer, therefore, ought to be short and pure, unless it chance to be prolonged by the impulse and inspiration of divine grace.