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How to Pray?

How to Pray?

Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God, or the petition of good things from God in accord with his will. The bible exhorts us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17) since prayer is one of the fundamental elements of the spiritual life.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 2560) teaches, “Whether we realise it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.” It goes on to say, “In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is good beyond measure, with his Son Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit” (n. 2565).