“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer perseveres temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy spirit, and raises man to Heaven “
Saint Ephraem of Syria
I have found through trials and day to day problems we can encounter with our lives that prayer is key. We can’t change the situation, we defintely can’t change others, which means asking God to change our owns hearts is all we have left to do. Persevering in prayer has changed my heart over time and I am continually needing God to cleanse and purify my heart through the beautiful gift of prayer.