This great teacher of prayer once said: ‘Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love. Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us’.

May St Teresa pray for us, that our life of prayer may be deep, authentic, and true, and may God bless you this day.