It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life.
–Saint John Chrysostom
Why do you pray? There are simple reasons. Prayer is calming, centering, refreshing. There are more complex reasons as well. Prayer builds your relationship with God — spending time in mutual love and care. Prayer can reveal our inmost desires — we begin to see what our prayer illuminates within us. Prayer helps us align our will with God’s will — beginning to better understand what He wants for our lives.
Whether or not our reasons are clear, prayer is central as we grow in virtue.
Comment below with your thoughts:
Have you seen changes in yourself and your life through prayer? Are there virtues you are asking God to help you form? How do you center your life around prayer?
or, simply answer:
Did you pray today?