Of course, prayer is useless unless you believe.  Part of its succor is that you are delegating your problems to a higher power.  The land of the nonbeliever is desert.  The believer prays beside a waterfall.

The person who says a rosary conscientiously spends about forty-five minutes in prayer—a long time when you consider the average person has about sixteen waking hours a day.  But for me it is time well-spent when I consider the results.

The results can be material or spiritual.  To a person alert to them, they can be astounding.  To see cancer go into remission with no warning, to see a person change her outlook, to see a baby arrive safely, all these results are not foreordained.  Do pray.

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