Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us –
Jesus told his disciples “To pray always and not lose heart.” Perhaps he had seen in them some signs of discouragement, or it could have been that he was preparing them for the future. Whatever the case might be, he knew the strong temptation of giving up. As a shield against such temptation, he told them of the importance of continual prayer. Prayer was and is not just a speech addressed to God. It is an attitude of dependence on God. And dependence upon God provides life with a steady and balanced foundation.