Confidence In Prayer Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

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Confidence In Prayer  by  Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Confidence In Prayer by Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
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The condition which Saint James insists on, as most indispensable for the efficacy of prayer is, that we pray with a secure and unhesitating confidence of being heard. ‘But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.’ – (Saint James 1:6.) Saint ThomasMoreThe condition which Saint James insists on, as most indispensable for the efficacy of prayer is, that we pray with a secure and unhesitating confidence of being heard. ‘But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.’ – (Saint James 1:6.) Saint Thomas teaches,(Summa Theologica 2.

2. Question 83, article 2) that ‘prayer derives from charity its virtue to merit a reward, and from faith and confidence, its efficacy to obtain the objects of our petitions.’The same doctrine is inculcated by Saint Bernard, who says, that ‘confidence alone obtains mercy from the Lord.’ (Saint Bernard’s Sermon 3, ‘de Annunciation’.) Confidence in God’s mercy is exceedingly pleasing to His divine Majesty, because it is a tribute of homage and praise to His infinite goodness, - the attribute which He wished particularly to manifest to the world, by the creation of man.



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