The Power of Prayer

by Scott D. Hendricks

Prayer is intimacy with God and contemplation of the invisible.  It satisfies our yearnings and makes us equal to the angels.  Through it good prospers, evil is destroyed, and sinners will be converted.  Prayer is the enjoyment of things present and the substance of things to come.

~ St. Gregory of Nyssa

St. Gregory of Nyssa, The Lord’s Prayer; The Beatitudes, translated by Hilda C. Graef (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1954), 24.