“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and they Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matt 6:6)

“At the bottom of man’s existence is a deep sense of loneliness. When we honestly search our hearts we must admit with the poet of Psalm 25, ‘I am desolate.’

Our deepest loneliness stems from the fact that we are without God in this world. Ever since the gates of Paradise closed behind us, we have gone our lonely way. We are alone in this life and are certainly alone in death. In our deepest afflictions we have no refuge; we cannot even help each other when the great enemy, death, strikes. Yet by grace, there is also another kind of solitutude, the solitude of the closet, where’s God’s child experiences secret communion with God in prayer. This solitude is to preferred above all the friendship of the world. Even if in the closet we experience how miserable we are in God’s sight, it still is the best place that man can find on earth. ”

Facets of Prayer, Frans Bakker

“We know, even as we are known. This is how we pray in Jesus’ name.”  – Richard J. Foster

“Everything that one turns in the direction of God is prayer.” – Ignatius of Loyola

“God has institued prayer so as to confer upon his creatures the dignity of being causes.” – Blaise Pascal

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