The Importance of Prayer


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The Importance of Prayer

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorist Order, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, states in his Treatise on "The Importance of Prayer":

I do not think I have written a more useful work than this one, in which I speak of prayer as a necessary and certain means of obtaining salvation and all the graces we need for it. If it were in my power, I would distribute a copy to every Catholic in the world in order to show him the absolute necessity of prayer for salvation. The absolute necessity of prayer is taught throughout the Holy Scriptures and by all the holy Fathers, but too often Christians are very careless in their practice of this great means of salvation.

 

The Great Means of Salvation and of Perfection - by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Importance of Prayer - by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Sermons on Prayer - by Saint Francis de Sales

Our Father - by Saint Thomas Aquinas

 

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