Growing in Prayer Life
We must pray for a firm desire to pray more and to pray better. St Augustine says, “We must choose the object of our desire and then to live with all our heart.” Of course the object of our desire should be God.
Prayer is not always easy! But persevere in the struggle. As St. Teresa of Avila puts it: “We must have a determined determination to never give up prayer.” The devil will do all he can to trick us into believing that we are wasting our time in prayer.
He or she who prays well lives well. So pray always for the grace to have a growing desire for prayer, love for prayer, growth in our daily prayer life, and perseverance in prayer.
Just to help you in growing in prayer life, the first and best of all texts should be the Bible, the Word of God. In this God speaks to us directly. Highly encouraged would be the Gospels, the very heart of the Bible and the
Psalms, the best prayer book ever composed by the Holy Spirit. Happy praying!