Bl. Solanus Casey
O. F. M. Cap. 1870-1957
"...This confidence is the very soul of prayer, and consequently heightens our hopes for supernatural intervention. Not only this, but in fostering this confidence we greatly eliminate the danger of sadness, want of resignation and impatience. While these are not necessarily sinful in themselves, nevertheless, they sadly frustrate God's merciful designs. Hence the little verse: "God condescends to use our powers if we don't spoil his plans by ours..."