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Augustine On Prayer

Amen! Amen!

Craig T. Owens

AugustineSome great quotes from Augustine on prayer…

“O Lord, the house of my soul is narrow; enlarge it that You may enter in. It is ruined, O repair it! It displeases Your sight; I confess it, I know. But who shall cleanse it, or to whom show I cry but unto You? Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord, and spare Your servant from strange sins.” —Augustine

“Grant us in all our duties Your help, in all our perplexities Your guidance, in all our dangers Your protection, and in all our sorrows Your peace.” —Augustine

“Grant unto me Your servant: To my God—a heart of flame. To my fellow man—a heart of love. To myself—a heart of steel.” —Augustine

“Hear, Lord, my prayer; let not my soul faint under Your discipline, nor let me faint in confessing unto You all Your mercies, whereby You have drawn me out of all my…

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Fighting the Demons 2: Saint Savvas (via the pocket scroll)

In dealing with the abnormal psyche, “prayer is a given.” I’m quoting the author of “Fighting the Demons 2: Saint Savvas.” Of course, I’m extracting the quote out of the explicit context of the post.

I am using the quotation as a principle: prayer is a given. There is no true hope outside of faith in Christ Jesus.

Fighting the Demons 2: Saint Savvas Our first examination of the fight with demons was that of St. Antony, the locus classicus of the monastic fight with the Devil in the ancient world (here with an older post here), followed by an unplanned post on Shenoute's violent treatment of "the Devil". Our second look at fighting the demons is from another Greek biography of a desert saint, the Life of Savvas by Cyril of Scythopolis. St. Savvas (we met him here before) was a Palestinian mon … Read More

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