Prayer, like a soft spring rain can soften the most hardened hearts and obstinate wills. It encircles the globe like a golden ring, reaching those most in need of its benefits.
In his book, Guides to Holiness, Francois Mauriac writes,
“In each family, on single faithful soul is perhaps enough to draw after it all the others who are not faithful. From one generation to the next, this torrent of love carves out a bed for itself through fatal rocks of heredity. No one ever prays without all those dear to him being caught up in his prayer. The Redemption does not only mean that we are redeemed, but also that we redeem. Each faithful soul in a state of grace is involved in redemption. Whoever understands this is rescued from despair.”