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A More Useful Prayer
'Mental prayer is no less useful to us or less pleasing to God when we suffer many distractions. As a matter of fact, it could be more useful than if we had many consolations, because it means harder work for us. It suffices that we faithfully try to drive away the distractions, not allowing our spirit to dwell on them willingly.'
St. Francis de Sales
Painting: Peter Vilhelm Ilsted, in US public domain due to age
I feel like Dory the fish of prayer at times. So frustrating. I am better with shorter, intermittent prayers throughout the hours. A running, sporadic dialogue so to say. I must work very hard for the longer, contemplative praying. Thanks for this helpful post!! Love St Francis de Sales! God Bless...ReplyDelete
I'm the same way, and I'm even more distractable now than I was when I was younger!Delete