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« Reply #306 on: July 03, 2012, 09:55:46 AM »

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.”
 Saint John Damascene.
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« Reply #307 on: July 03, 2012, 09:59:43 AM »

"The prayer most pleasing to God is that made for others and particularly for the poor souls. Pray for them, if you want your prayers to bring high interest."
Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
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« Reply #308 on: July 03, 2012, 10:01:21 AM »

Let him never cease from prayer who has once begun it, be his life ever so wicked; for prayer is the way to amend it, and without prayer such amendment will be much more difficult.
St. Teresa of Avila
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« Reply #309 on: July 03, 2012, 10:22:43 PM »

"One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer".
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« Reply #310 on: July 04, 2012, 05:49:03 AM »

"One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer".
St. Teresa of Avila
Good quote haji!
I however, think that suffering is a prayer only when accepted as the Will of God and offered to Him. If I resent the fact that I am suffering; think bitterly why it has to be me and not someone else, etc; can it still be a prayer really?
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« Reply #311 on: July 04, 2012, 11:11:25 AM »

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I however, think that suffering is a prayer only when accepted as the Will of God and offered to Him. If I resent the fact that I am suffering; think bitterly why it has to be me and not someone else, etc; can it still be a prayer really?

True. Suffering when joyfully borne can bear fruit. I have many a times rejected crosses sent my way as unbearable to carry. 
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« Reply #312 on: July 04, 2012, 01:41:35 PM »

Never sure what to say on this subject, one of my disabilities is my concentration, sorry. I believe God reads our hearts and minds, so lying is a useless sin. So I can't say I am joyful about my sufferings, I do accept them but I must confess reluctantly. I do offer them up and ask the Lord to forgive my weaknesses. When I read about the martyrs or am around others who suffer heroically I feel quite small, unworthy. It's something I am working on, I suppose I am a work in propress.
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« Reply #313 on: July 04, 2012, 01:46:19 PM »

God wishes to test you like gold in the furnace. The dross is consumed by the fire, but the pure gold remains, and it's value increases.
St. Jerome Emiliani
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« Reply #314 on: July 04, 2012, 09:45:45 PM »

Amen. Amen.
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« Reply #315 on: July 05, 2012, 03:15:49 AM »

Never sure what to say on this subject, one of my disabilities is my concentration, sorry. I believe God reads our hearts and minds, so lying is a useless sin. So I can't say I am joyful about my sufferings, I do accept them but I must confess reluctantly. I do offer them up and ask the Lord to forgive my weaknesses. When I read about the martyrs or am around others who suffer heroically I feel quite small, unworthy. It's something I am working on, I suppose I am a work in propress.
Praying for you all

You are right of course, God sees what is in our hearts.
Thanks for remembering us in your prayers.
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« Reply #316 on: July 05, 2012, 08:11:04 AM »

That which God commands seems difficult and a burden. The way is rough; you draw back; you have no desire to follow it. Yet do so and you will attain glory.

-- Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria
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« Reply #317 on: July 05, 2012, 08:23:21 PM »

God measures our affliction according to our need.
St. John Chrysostom
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« Reply #318 on: July 06, 2012, 12:22:01 AM »

I love these new quotes!  Cheesy
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« Reply #319 on: July 06, 2012, 08:15:06 AM »

The more you devote yourself to study of the sacred utterances, the richer will be your understanding of them, just as the more the soil is tilled, the richer the harvest.

Saint Isidore of Seville.
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #320 on: July 06, 2012, 09:23:31 PM »

'There was a holy father, who living as he did in a very humble little cell in a wood, had with him one of his good little hermits, who could remember naught of that which he heard for his instruction, and for this reason he never went to hear preaching or aught else. And when he was telling to the holy father the reason because of which he went not to hear the preaching he said: I remember naught.

Then said this holy father: Take this little pan, for he had a little pan in which to cook fish, and he said: Boil this water, and when the water is boiling he says: Fill a glass full with it and pour it into this little pan which is all greasy. The other did so. Go, pour it out without cleansing it. And he did so, and the father said: Look now, and see if it be as greasy as it was at first. He said that it was less greasy. The father said: Put some water in it once again, and pour it out. He did so. And this time also was it cleaner. And thus the father made him to do many times, and each time was it cleaner. And he said then to him: Thou sayest that thou dost remember naught. Knowest thou the reason of this? Because thou art fat-witted, and thus greasy like the pan. Go, and pour some water into thy mind, and thou wilt see that it will be cleansed. Pour in more and again it will become cleaner, and the more often thou shalt hear the word of God, the more shall thy mind be cleansed and thou wilt be able to hear the word of God, until that thy mind shall be wholly cleansed and clarified.'

St. Bernardine of Siena

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« Reply #321 on: July 06, 2012, 10:22:13 PM »

It is an old custom of the saints of God to have some little prayers ready and to be frequently darting them up to heaven during the day, lifting their minds to God out of the mire of this world. He who adopts this plan will obtain great fruits with little pain.
St. Phillip Neri
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« Reply #322 on: July 06, 2012, 10:25:42 PM »

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, protect us.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, save souls.

St. Philomena, Virgin and Martyr, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
O Holy Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
St. Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
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