of us give up on prayer when we don't get the answer we want WHEN we
nearly two decades, Saint Monica prayed for her wayward son. Years
and years of prayers, seemingly unanswered. Countless tears shed with
no relief. Yet she would not give up.
very act of persistent prayer blessed the entire Church, for we have
all benefited from the conversion of her son, Augustine, who became
one of the most revered saints of all time.
of any age or at any stage can cultivate the same virtues in prayer
that Saint Monica discovered during her long wait for God's answer
for her child. This devotion includes 18 contemporary reflections,
meditations taken from the writings of Saint Augustine, and prayers
adapted from the liturgy and other ancient sources.
give up. Persistence in prayer can change everything-for
you, your children, and maybe even the world.