Cheerfulness and Prayer

Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and helps us to persevere.  A servant of God ought always to be in good spirits.  Charity and cheerfulness, or charity and humility, should be our motto.

A most excellent means to learning how to pray?  Acknowledge that we are unworthy to pray, and so place our efforts entirely in the hands of the Lord.

(St Philip Neri, 1515 – 1595; Feast Day this Friday)

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