Sunday, September 7, 2014

Quote of the Day (Archbishop Sheen, on the ‘Purpose of Prayer’)

“Prayer, then, is not just the informing of God of our needs, for He already knows them.  ‘You have a Father in Heaven Who knows that you need them all.’ (Matt. 6: 32.) Rather, the purpose of prayer is to give Him the opportunity to bestow the gifts He will give us when we are ready to accept them. It is not the eye which makes the light of the sun surround us; it is not the lung which makes the air envelop us. The light of the sun is there if we do not close our eyes to it, and the air is there for our lungs if we do not hold our breath. God's blessings are there - if we do not rebel against His Will to give.” —Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Lift Up Your Heart (1950)

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