These profound words by my favourite Doctor of the Church, St Alphonsus Liquori, were left in the form of a comment from my earlier post, Cry of a Lost Soul. Thank you, Anita, for sharing them with us.
He who prays is certainly saved. He who prays not is certainly damned. All the blessed (except infants) have been saved by prayer. All the damned have been lost through not praying; if they had prayed, they would not have been lost. And this is, and will be, their greatest torment in hell, to think how easily they might have been saved, only by asking God for his grace; but that now it is too late, -- the time of prayer is over.