“Almost always I realise the existence of God – always I believe in Him with my intellect and turn to Him with my heart but I am anxious for a closer and more permanent relationship.

 

Almost always I believe in the spiritual efficacy of prayer and often I am included to pray: sometimes the power to put my cry in words will come – sometimes it will not come.

 

I shall write those prayers I can express so as to open the channel wider and enable me to recall past prayers when I cannot uplift fresh appeals. Let me know my wants if I can know nothing else.”

 

Alfred Deakin 1884 “The Boke of Praer and Praes”

 

"At the deep core of his heart, was an invincible faith and by that faith he lived”

 

“Alfred Deakin: A Sketch” by Walter Murdoch 1923  page 287