When traveling on foot, St. Dominic prayed by meditating on Sacred Scripture in a state of contemplation. He would say to his companions, "it is written in Hosea, `I will lead her into the wilderness and speak to her heart'" (Hos. 2:14). And so, either going aside, ahead, or more often, behind, he would walk by himself and pray.
Through this prayer, the brothers thought, St. Dominic achieved the power and courage to preach the Gospel without fear and a special closeness to the Holy Spirit.
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Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic: Praying on a Journey / Rev. 14 July 1999 / © Copyright 1999, Elizabeth T. Knuth / URL: http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~eknuth/nineways/9ways9.html