Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Good Quotes on Prayer

Prayer as a Personal Relationship
"This mystery (The Creed, Mass, and God) then, requires that the faithful believe in it, that they celebrate it, and that they live from it in a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer. -- CCC, 2558

The Heart of Prayer
The heart is the dwelling-place where I am, where I live; according to the Biblical expression, the heart is the place "to which I withdraw." The heart is our hidden center, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death. It is the place of encounter, because as image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant. – CCC, 2563

Vocal Prayer
“Vocal Pray seeks molds our interior state with our outward words.” – Fr. Boylan

"We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble." - St Teresa of Avila

“To find one’s self by losing one’s self that is contemplation” - Thomas Merton