OUR Lord then first of all cut off "much speaking" that thou mightest not bring a multitude of words unto God as though by thy many words thou wouldst teach him. Therefore when thou prayest thou hast need of piety, not of wordiness.
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From Thoughts of St Augustine for Every Day
by Kathleen Mary Balfe (© 1926)
Nihil Obstat: Georgius D. Smith, S.T.D
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont