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O you of humble heart and pure in spirit, do not become discouraged in spite of the apparent sterility and inefficacy of your prayers. If you ask for temporal favors, do not be surprised if you do not receive anything. The kingdom of Christ is not of this world, and your desires mean very little when compared with the eternal gift which, unknowingly, is granted you.
Pray, therefore, in heights of ecstacy, for yourself and for others; but above all pray for others, recalling the last vision of Dionysius the Areopagite, who, on the eve of being tortured, was thinking in his prison about the salvation of humanity. Jesus came to comfort him and said to him: “If you pray for others you shall be heard.” Now, if God can pay a hundredfold for the least alm given to the poor, in His name, how will he repay the fruit of your prayers?

“Prayer”, Constant Chevillon
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