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The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave - caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition - cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.

Saint Teresa of Avila


Author Profession: Saint
Nationality: Spanish
Born: March 28, 1515
Died: October 4, 1582


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