101. Persevere in prayer. Persevere, even when your efforts sterile. Prayer is always fruitful.
102. Your mind is sluggish and won't work. You Struggle to co-ordinate your ideas in the presence of our Lord, but its useless: a complete fog!
Dont force yourself, and dont worry either. Listen closely: it is the hour for your heart.
103. Those words that struck you when you were praying: engrave them in your memory, and recite them slowly many times during the day.
104. "He spent the whole night in prayer to God" says St. Luke of our Lord.
And you? How many times have you persevered like that? Well then.....
105. If you don't keep in touch with Christ in prayer and in the bread, how can you make him known to others?
106. YOu wrote, and I well understand: " every day I spend my 'little time' in prayer. If it weren't for that....1"
107. Sanctity without prayer? i don't believe in such sanctity.
108. Following the words of another writer, I'll tell you that your apostilic life is worth only as much as your prayer.
109. If you're not a man of prayer, i don't believe in the sincerity of your intentions when you sat that you work for Christ.
110. You told me once that you feel like a broken clock that strikes at the wrong time; you're cold, dry and arid at the time of your prayer. And, on the other hand, when you least expect it, on the street, in your everyday tasks, in the midst of the noise and hustle of the city or in the concentrated calm of your professional work, you find yourself praying...At the wrong time? Possibly; but don't let those chimes of your clock go to waste. The spirit breathes where He pleases.
111. I had to laugh at the impatience of your prayer. You were telling him" i don't want to gorw old, Jesus....To have to wait so long to see you! By then, perhaps, i won't have my heart so inflamed as it is now. Then, seems to late. Now, my union would be more gallant, becasue I love you with a youthful love"
112. I like to see you live that "ambitious reparation" - "for the world!" you said.
Good. but first of all reparation for the members of your spiritual family, for your relatives, for the people of your own country.
113. YOu were telling him: "Don't trust me, Jesus. But i, ... i do trust you. I abandon myself in your arms; there i leave all i have - my weaknesses! And I think it's a very good prayer.
114. the prayer of a Christian is never a monologue.
115. "Minutes of silence." Leave silence for those whose hearts are dry.
We Catholics, children of God, speak with our Father who is in heaven.
116. Don't neglect your spiritual reading. Reading has made many saints.
117. "By reading," you wrote me, "I build up a store of fuel. It seems a lifeless pile, but I often find that my mind spontaneously draws from it material which fills my prayer with like and inflames my thanksgiving after communion."