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11 Quotes on Prayer from Teresa of Avila

6. One With God

“Union is as if in a room there were two large windows through which the light streamed in it enters in different places but it all becomes one.”

7. Entering Heaven

“It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.”

8. Simplicity

“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes.”

9. Friendship With God

“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”

10. “Practicing” Prayer

“It is of great importance, when we begin to practice prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts.”

11. Benediction

“May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.”

I hope these Teresa of Avila quotes have been a blessing. You can find a free download of her book, The Way of Perfection here. Or learn more about her life here.