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Saint Joseph’s R.C. Parish

14th Week in Ordinary Time: Thursday

Confirmation 2022

Prayer

“Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God’s peace, which is beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

The Battle of Prayer

“Prayer is both a gift of grace and a determined response on our part. It always presupposes effort. the great figures of prayer of the Old Covenant before Christ, as well as the Mother of God, the saints, and he himself, all teach us this: prayer is a battle. Against whom? Against ourselves and against the wiles of the tempter who does all he can to turn human beings away from prayer, away from union with God.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2725

“Praying does not mean listening to yourself speak; praying means calming down and being still and waiting until you hear God.”

Søren Kierkegaard

“Suddenly I experienced the silence like a presence. At the heart of this silence was the One who is himself silence, peace, and tranquility.”

Georges Bernanos

“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned towards heaven. It is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

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