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By obeying the divine commandments; the believer voluntarily becomes a ‘prisoner of Jesus Christ.’ He is dependent on God and gradually becomes His child, freed from the law of sin and a bearer of the Holy Spirit.

Through the fall, Adam lost the bliss of uninterrupted abiding in the presence of God.

Through prayer, Adam’s descendants taste anew the bliss of the divine presence and converse with the Lord, which awakens in them the longing to ever abide in dialogue with Him.

For as long as man finds himself in the presence of God in the act of prayer, he remains in constant touch with His grace, that is, with the energy that brought all things into being. Through prayer, therefore, man gives himself over to a perpetual increase in God, which begins in this life and will continue unto endless ages.