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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 29

The question then arises, “What sort of evidence would prove the efficacy of prayer?” The thing we pray for may happen, but how can you ever know it was not going to happen anyway? Even if the thing were indisputably … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 28

TO FATHER PETER MILWARD, sj: On the evil of Christian disunity; and on prayer and cooperation in works of charity as the means of reunion. 6 May 1963 Dear Padre, You ask me in effect why I am not a … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 15

TO VERA GEBBERT, who had told Lewis of her pregnancy and of her having read Isaiah 66:9 from the Bible she kept open on her dining table: On not wishing to be pregnant. 23 March 1953 Your first story (about … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 9

I hope no reader will suppose that ‘mere’ Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions. . . It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 7

An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 1

TO DON GIOVANNI CALABRIA, who had sent Lewis the Litany of Humility composed by Cardinal Merry del Val: On the danger of being too aware of global worries and of forgetting to help Christ in the people close at hand; … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 22

TO DR. F. MORGAN ROBERTS: On Lewis’s own rules about prayer. 31 July 1954 I am certainly unfit to advise anyone else on the devotional life. My own rules are (1) To make sure that, wherever else they may be … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 21

Screwtape offers more advice on using daily annoyances to entrap a Patient: It is, no doubt, impossible to prevent his praying for his mother, but we have means of rendering the prayers innocuous. Make sure that they are always very … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 20

On the Lord’s prayer If you are interested enough to have read thus far you are probably interested enough to make a shot at saying your prayers: and, whatever else you say, you will probably say the Lord’s Prayer. Its … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 12

Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already. That is why children’s games are so important. They are always pretending to be grown-ups—playing soldiers, playing shop. But … Continue reading

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