A little something I read last night, by Blessed Alberione. It goes well with today's Gospel of the Beatitudes!
"Humility and faith are the two elements that essentially constitute prayer, the two feet on which prayer stands. The proud person does not pray well; a proud person does not think of his needs; is not convinced of being needy. The humble person is like the Blessed Virgin, omnipotent. It is a "pleading omnipotence," prayerful. Those who are truly humble are powerful, because their admitted weakness makes them powerful with the heart of God. And this God will bend down and will raise them up and make their life bear fruit."