Prayer… don’t get discouraged

While reading Mother Teresa: No Greater Love this morning I came across a great quote,

“We want so much to pray properly and then we fail. We get discouraged and give up. If you want to pray better, you must pray more. God allows the failure but He does not want the discouragement. He wants us to be more childlike, more humble, more grateful in prayer, to remember that we all belong to the mystical body of Christ, which is praying always.

“We need to help each other in our prayers. Let us free our minds. Let’s not pray long, drawn-out prayers, but let’s pray short ones full of love. Let us pray on behalf of those who do not pray. Let us remember, if we want to be able to love, we must be able to pray.”

Thanks Mother Teresa for these encouraging words!

3 thoughts on “Prayer… don’t get discouraged

  1. Good word on prayer! I agree with Rodney’s message last week that sometimes I get too “mature” in my prayer time and need to be a little more of a child. Way to go Mother Teresa! 🙂

  2. Great book!
    One thing that inspires me about Mother Theresa’s legacy is that she did not boast about how much she prayed but you knew that she did often.

  3. Those are some great words from Mother Teresa!

    While you’re in the mindset, you may want to check out a recently published book called Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady. It’s another great read for anyone wanting to learn more about her.

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