Category Archives: Religion

How God Answers Prayers

Christ declared: “Amen, amen I say to you, if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you. . . . Ask and you shall receive.” (John 16:23, 24) On another occasion He said: “Every … Continue reading

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What Is Required In Order To Pray

Father Girardey discusses what is, and what is not, required of a person who wishes to pray. He writes: “To pray to God we are not required to be in good health, to be strong, rich, powerful, talented, learned or … Continue reading

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Praying For Perseverance

Father Girardey explains why it is necessary to pray for the grace of final perseverance. He writes: “The greatest saint on earth stands in absolute, need of prayer for his perseverance, because frequent, constant prayer is the indispensable means the … Continue reading

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Why St. Peter Fell

Father Girardey cites the example of St. Peter to demonstrate why even a virtuous person needs to pray. He says: “St. Peter truly loved our divine Saviour, and probably with a greater love than any of the other apostles. And … Continue reading

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Prayer Is a Means to Salvation

Father Girardey explains that even a virtuous person needs to pray. He writes: “However good and virtuous a man may be, he stands in constant need of divine grace to observe the commandments of God, to resist and overcome the … Continue reading

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We Pray Because God Commands It

Father Girardey gives a fifth reason why we ought to pray: because God expressly commands it. “Luke, in his Gospel, writes that ‘Jesus spoke a parable (to teach us that) we ought always to pray and not to faint’ (Luke … Continue reading

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We Pray Because We Need God’s Help

Father Girardey gives a fourth reason why we ought to pray: because we need God’s help. To make his point, he relates this story about a priest and a farmer: “One day, whilst taking a much needed recreation in a … Continue reading

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