Today’s saint, better known as Padre Pio, said: ‘Prayer is the oxygen of the soul’. It is true, our soul cannot ‘breathe’ without prayer. He also told us that ‘Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart’.

May we truly follow our way of prayer – the images are there: oxygen, weapon, key. May God bless you in all your endeavours for Him this day.