Believe and trust that it is easy for you to breathe the air and live by it, or to eat and drink, so it is easy and even still easier for your faith to receive all spiritual gifts from the Lord.  Prayer is the breathing of the soul; prayer is our spiritual food and drink.  John of Cronstadt, in G. P. Fedatov, A TREASURY OF RUSSIAN SPIRITUALITY

Reference:  THE ETERNAL VISION-THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF SPIRITUAL QUOTATIONS compiled by William Sykes 2003

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