Yenra : Catholic Prayers : Mother Teresa on Prayer

Interviewer: Mother Teresa, you love people whom others regard as human debris. What is your answer?

Mother Teresa: My secret is simple. I pray.

"Love to pray. Feel often during the day the need for prayer, and take trouble to pray. Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself. Ask and seek and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him" (to her lay Co-Workers).

From the Prayerbook of the Missionaries of Charity

Let us all become a true and fruitful branch on the vine Jesus, by accepting Him in our lives as it pleases Him to come:

as the Truth--to be told;
as the Life--to be lived;
as the Light--to be lighted;
as the Love--to be loved;
as the Way--to be walked;
as the Joy--to be given;
as the Peace--to be spread;
as the Sacrifice--to be offered,

in our families and within our neighborhood.


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