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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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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 17

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On the hard task of learning to depend only on God and on nothing and no one else. 6 December 1955 I was most distressed by the news in your letter of Dec. 2nd. . . … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 10

TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On keeping to a regular pattern of religious life during the storms of life. 9 November 1955 I agree: the only thing one can usually change in one’s situation is oneself. And yet one can’t change … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 5

TO MARY MARGARET McCASLIN: On how, after weathering a bereavement, one feels abandoned by God; on how God works on our behalf even when we feel He is inactive; and on the necessity of continuing to use the ordinary means … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 22

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths, O.S.B.: from Magdalen College, 16 April 1940 The practical problem about charity (in our prayers) is very hard work, isn’t it? When you pray for Hitler & Stalin, how do you actually teach yourself to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 23

TO MARY NEYLAN, who had told Lewis she was going to resume the practice of her faith after years of alienation and theological struggle: On acting on the light one has; on the unreliability of religious emotion; on confession of … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 2

God Designed Us for More Than This Earth “We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV). God created … Continue reading

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