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Prayer is, for me, an outburst from the heart;
it is a simple glance darted upwards to Heaven;
it is a cry of gratitude and of love
in the midst of trial as in the midst of joy!
In a word, it is something exalted, supernatural,
which dilates the soul and unites it to God.
Sometimes when I find myself,
spiritually, in dryness so great
that I cannot produce a single good thought,
I recite very slowly a Pater or an Ave Maria;
these prayers alone console me,
they suffice, they nourish my soul.
~ Saint Therese