An often-overlooked virtue related to justice is the virtue of religion. This virtue relates specifically to our worship, honor, and service of God. The internal acts of religion are devotion and prayer. While these two acts are separate, prayer nourishes this virtue and is the cause of our devotion. The virtue of prayerfulness is an interior disposition to remain faithful to prayer, our means of communication with God. As our prayer life deepens, so does our desire to live in a stable and consistent friendship with God. We seek opportunities to worship and adore Him and yearn to live more fully in His grace–in Him.

Just as it takes time to strengthen the bonds of friendship with those we know and love, this same faithfulness is necessary for our relationship with God. Therefore, we must actively cultivate it as it is our means of interior peace and joy. 

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