According to the
Q. Is prayer
necessary to salvation?
A. Prayer is
necessary to salvation, and without it no one having the use of reason can be
For other quotes on
the necessity of prayer, such as those below, try
"He who prays
will be saved, he who does not pray will be damned!" (St. Alphonsus, Doctor of
"As our body
cannot live without nourishment, so our soul cannot spiritually be kept alive
without prayer." (St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church)
"There is no duty
which Christ and His Apostles more emphatically urged by both precept and
example than that of prayer and supplication to Almighty God. The Fathers and
Doctors in subsequent times have taught that this is a matter of such grave
necessity, that if men neglect it they hope in vain for eternal salvation."
(Pope Leo XIII, "Fidentem Piumque Animum", 1896 A.D.)
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