Interesting though on power of prayer ‘Soul Institute’

Jordan Aumann OP in his book ‘Spiritual Theology’ writes
Scriptures says
Ask, and you will receive. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. For the one who asks, receives. The one who seeks, finds. The one who knocks enters (Mat 7: 7-8)
And whatever you ask in my name I will do, so as to glorify the Father in the Son. Anything you ask in my name, I will do. (Jn 14:13-14)
If you live in me, and my words stay part of you, you may ask what you will-it will be done for you (Jn 15:7)
I give you my assurance, whatever you ask the Father, he will give you in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full (Jn 16:23-24)
We have this confidence in God: that he hears us whenever we ask for anything according to his will. And since we know that he hears us whenever we ask, we know that he hears us whenever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for us ours (1 Jn 14-15)

Jordan Aumann writes “Most important for our purposes, however, is the fact that prayer of petition, when it fills the requirements, infallibly obtains what is asked in virtue of the promises of God. The truth is definitely de fide, based as it is on several scriptural texts…But what conditions are required that prayer infallibly obtains and fulfills the divine promises? St Thomas assigns four of them, to which all the others that are listed by others authors can be reduced:

1 That one should pray for oneself
2 That one should pray for that which is necessary for salvation
3 That one should pray piously
4 That one should pray with perseverance”

Have to go and pray evening prayer-wanted to explain each of these.

But, according to St Thomas if you meet all 4 requirements you will ‘infallibly obtain what is asked in virtue of the promises of God.”

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