July 31, 2017

St. Alphonsus Liguori on Praying to God

Saint Alphonsus Liguori
Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears — of everything that concerns you. Converse with Him confidently and frankly; for God is not wont to speak to a soul that does not speak to Him.
— St. Alphonsus Liguori
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Prayer for St. Alphonsus Liguori's Intercession

Almighty God our Father, who constantly raises up in your Church new examples of virtue, grant that we may follow so closely in the footsteps of the Bishop Saint Alphonsus in his zeal for souls, and by his intercession, as to attain the same rewards that are now his in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who reigns with you and with the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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