Sunday, August 22, 2010

Prayer Quote

Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. -- St. Ephraem

If we could only stop to pray before our emotions gain control of our mouth and action!

The last line is a beautiful illustration of prayer bringing God to earth and His Spirit, through this prayer, lifting us to Heaven. Here we find a Father who only wishes to embrace His children, to comfort and love.


Karinann said...

So very true. I think being able to actually carry this out is a virtue in itself!
God bless.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Good point! Hugs Karinann...and God bless you too.

Colleen said...

I love this quote. Thanks!

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

It struck me too Colleen! Hugs and blessings to you!