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On prayer

"Undistracted prayer is a sign of love for God; but careless or distracted prayer is a sign of love for pleasure."

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"Prayer comprises the complete fulfillment of the commandments;for there is nothing higher than love for God."

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"Whatever we do without prayer and without hope in God turns out afterwards to be harmful and defective."

Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779
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