Yes, O my God, I will pray frequently. I will hear your holy word, and put in practice your inspirations and counsels.


1. Thank God for the knowledge He has now given you of your duty, and for the benefits you have received.
2. Offer Him your heart with all your resolutions.
3. Pray Him to enable you to practise them faithfully, through the merits of his Son’s death: implore the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, and of the saints.

(St. Francis de Sales –  An Introduction to the Devout Life – Part 1, Chapter 11)

A devout prayer life requires some amount of humility. It is important to note that virtue of humility is in direct opposition to the sin of pride. It is only in our humility that we can consider all that God has done for us, and that every thing we have is from God.