St Antony the Great

Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Abba Zeno said, 'If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.'
Saint Antony Coptic Orthodox Monastery
I am the light of the world. (Jn 8:12)