I Must Pray
I’ve been spending these last few months more in prayer than my usual (bookworm) reading. I have a few prayer books that I glance at daily. It surprised me this morning to read these reflections in My Daily Bread by Anthony J. Paone, S. J., which I have passionately questioned, answered:
Pray: O Holy Ghost, my God, You Who bring heavenly light to my soul many times each day, have watched me go along hour after hour showing so few signs of gratitude, love, sorrow for sin, and so little respect for You. To You I owe that I am and have. I must pray. Without prayer I cut myself off from You. Without prayer I become less a man. Prayer makes me a better and greater man because it draws me to You and You to me. Through prayer You will teach me many things which I will not learn from books. By prayer I can draw down upon myself and others many blessings and heavenly help for our daily labors and difficulties. In spite of all my limitations, prayer is the one thing that I can do and do well. All I need is to tell You what is on my mind. I need no introduction to You. I can talk to You as an old friend, the only friend who understands me perfectly. Lord, help me to pray often this day, be it but a few passing words from time to time. Amen.
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children