I have often despaired that my prayers do not work. It took a sincere look at my prayer life to realize that the problem lies with me and not with prayer. Prayer works. It is powerful. It will change your life. It will affect things. We need to be steadfast in our prayer.
Below is an amazing quote on prayer from Tertullian:
Its only art is to call back the souls of the dead from the very journey into death, to give strength to the weak, to heal the sick, to exorcise the possessed, to open prison cells, to free the innocent from their chains. Prayer cleanses from sin, drives away temptations, stamps out persecutions, comforts the fainthearted, gives new strength to the courageous, brings travellers safely home, calms the waves, confounds robbers, feeds the poor, overrules the rich, lifts up the fallen, supports those who are falling, sustains those who stand firm.
Make a commitment to pray everyday. Prayer is powerful . Develop your own apostolate of intercession. Make a list of intentions today and pray, pray, pray…
Lord, Teach us to pray… Luke 11:1
Dave VanVickle is a Catholic speaker and writer focusing on the Universal Call to Holiness and Authentic Catholic Spirituality. He is currently employed as the Director of Evangelization for the parishes of the Catholic Community of Wexford, PA.