THE POWER OF PRAYER

We may be tempted to shrug our shoulders before the powers of evil.

How can we overcome temptation? May the faith be seen through us.

We need to see Christ's lessons in all circumstances. We grow in Jesus' love as we live
by faith each day. The disciple proposes and the Master disposes.

Many people spend their lives forever anxious and angry over very trifle. They look
as if they live on selfishness and cruelty in constant dissatisfaction.

How must we avoid this failure? First, it means changing their attitude from self-pity
to one of courage and fight on. Besides we must vaccinate ourselves against fear.

The power of prayer is our strength. Some of its fruits are peace, hope, joy, love, and
encouragement.

We trust in Jesus. Then why do we not look to Him at all times for the things we need?

He said: ``The Kingdom of God is within you.'' We should never forget the
divine direction.

Each soul has its own credit. Faith is revealed by deeds. When man helps somebody
in Christ's name, Christ answers this man by helping him through somebody.

However, we must pray always. We should not underestimate the value of
our communication with God.

Will we have to go through hard times? Are our spirits low? Let us go on praying.

Prayer is light and our guidance in our own thoughts.

"Come Ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many
coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.''
- Jesus (Mark, 6:31).

ANDERSON

June, 9 1965, Silver Spring, Maryland
(From the Book:
"Entre Irmaos de Outras Terra" by F.C.Xavier and V. Vieira)