Prayer, “Let Jesus Pray for Me,” by St. Teresa of Calcutta
“Prayer is not meant to be a torture, not meant to make us feel uneasy, is not meant to trouble us. It is something to look forward to, to talk to my Father, to talk to Jesus, the one to whom I belong: body, soul, mind, heart. And when times come when we can’t pray, it is simple: if Jesus is in my heart let him pray, let me allow Him to pray in me, to talk to His Father in the silence of my heart. Since I cannot speak—He will speak; since I cannot pray—He will pray. That’s why often we should say: ‘Jesus in my heart, I believe in your faithful love for me.'”
Father, thank You for giving me the words to communicate with You when I am not able; for helping me to connect and commune with the Divine.
– St. Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), as found in Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta (2007)
– Keywords: intercession, persistence, rescue, faithfulness