Prayer Is a Means to Salvation

Another good article on prayer.


Father Girardey explains that even a virtuous person needs to pray.

He writes: “However good and virtuous a man may be, he stands in constant need of divine grace to observe the commandments of God, to resist and overcome the temptations of the devil, the allurements of the world and the violence of his own passions, to perform the good works and duties of his state, and especially to persevere in the grace and friendship of God. But to be able to do all this, he must pray frequently and earnestly.”

“He who will not pray God for a necessary grace, does not really desire it; his lack of desire shows that he does not care for it, that he really does not want it. But, says St. Paul, ‘God is not mocked’ (Gal 6:7), and, therefore, He does not impart grace to him who does not want it or…

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