Thursday, August 2, 2007


"He who prays is certain to be saved; while he who prays not is certain to be damned. All the saints were saved, and came to be saints by praying; all the accursed souls in hell were lost through neglect of prayer; if they had prayed, it is certain that they would not have been lost. And this will be one of the greatest occasions of their anguish in hell, the thought that they might have saved themselves so easily; that they had only to beg God to help them, but that now the time is past when this could avail them."

Divine Father, You have given me Your Son; I, a miserable creature, give myself to You. Accept me, for pity's sake. I desire, Lord, to make up for the offenses I have committed against You, by doing all that I can to please You. I desire to love You, my God, without interest, without ceasing, and without reserve.

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori

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