The Interior Prayer Life
Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers.
St. Peter, First Epistle, 4:7, c. 45
Let us also intercede for those who are involved in some transgression, that forbearance and humility may be given them, so that they may submit, not to us but to the will of God.
St. Clement I, Letter to the Corinthians, c.95
It is no small labor for the pious individual to guard his soul.
St. Gregory VII, Letter to Hermann, Bishop of Metz, March 15, 1081
Nothing has so great a power to obtain grace for us as prayer...by which God easily allows Himself to be appeased and to incline to mercy.
Leo XIII, Exeunte Jam Anno, December 25, 1888
God cannot be honored worthily unless the mind and heart turn to Him in quest of the perfect life.
Pius XII, Mediator Dei, November 20, 1947
Put aside a little time in the evening especially for praying, for meditating, for reading a page of the Gospel or an episode in the life of some saint. Create a zone of desert and silence for yourself in that way.
John Paul II, Solitude and Silence Nourish the Spiritual Life, 1998