Vocal Prayer

“Sometimes when I find myself spiritually in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly an Our Father or a Hail Mary. These prayers alone console me. They nourish my soul.”

                                                                           St. Therese of Lisieux

For Reflection: 

St. Therese of Lisieux reveals to us that she returned to vocal prayer when dryness attacked her time of prayer. What attitudes of heart and pious practice can I employ to make my vocal prayer effective and fervent, a suitable means of conversing with God when dryness affects my prayer time? (For still another insight on overcoming dryness in prayer, see tomorrow’s Grace Line.)

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