“Be faithful to the time spent in prayer and make sure that at least half of your prayer is spent in silence. This will bring you closer to Jesus. If you deepen your prayer life you will grow in holiness and obtain graces for the souls entrusted to your care. Deepen your love for one another by praying for each other and by sharing thoughts and graces you have received in prayer and reading.” –Mother Teresa, Thirsting for God
“Prayer brings our mind into the brightness of divine light, and exposes our will to the warmth of divine love. Nothing else can so purge our mind from its ignorance, and our will from its depraved affections. It is a blessed fountain which, as it flows, revives our good desires and causes them to bring forth fruit, washes away the stains of infirmity from our soul, and calms the passions of our hearts. Above all, I would recommend mental prayer, the prayer of the heart; and that drawn from the contemplation of our Saviour’s life and Passion. If you habitually meditate upon Him, your whole soul will be filled with Him…” –St. Francis De Sales, An Introduction to the Devout Life
“He who neglects mental prayer, needs no devil to carry him to hell. He brings himself there with his own hands.” — St. Teresa of Avila
“Without the aid of mental prayer, the soul cannot triumph over the forces of the demon.” — St. John of the Cross
“It is morally impossible for him who neglects meditation to live without sin.” — St. Alphonsus Liguori
“In mental prayer, the soul is purified from its sins…” — St. Peter of Alcantara
I will be happy to pray with and for you so that love can be shared…God bless!