What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

True Prayer

 True prayer is a gift of God, which is granted to him that prayeth, that is, to those who labor in it unremittingly, continually, without sloth, according to what is written: He granteth his prayer to him that prayeth. If with every virtue habit is not acquired at once, but according to the measure of one's practice in it, then even more the habit of prayer requires long-continued labor and unremitting forcing of oneself.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                              Abbess Thaisia of Leushino
                                                              "Letters to a Beginner"