The Only Way to Pray

The only way to pray is to pray; and the way to pray well is to pray much. If one has no time for this, then one must at least pray regularly. But the less one prays the worse it goes.

– Abbot Chapman of Downside quoted by Michael Casey in Sacred Reading, The Art of Lectio Divina, p. 22

Prayer, Praying, Michael Casey, Sacred Reading - The Art of Lectio Divina
Friar in Prayer by Francis Bourgeois, (source)

2 thoughts on “The Only Way to Pray

  1. A monk at St Gregory’s Abbey asked me to read John Chapman’s Spiritual Letters 40 years ago. It was the best book I ever read on prayer.


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