Prayer, the act of worship that glorifies God and reinforces our need for him, is the lifeblood of one’s faith.
St. Therese of Lisieux describes prayer as “… a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
Praying means entrusting yourself to God with everything–all that is beautiful and all that is difficult and everything in between. It is having a meaningful conversation with him. Praying also means being silent and listening. It means letting God into your daily life.
Pray every day. Be consistent and persistent, as it shows your commitment to loving God, even if you do not feel any particular benefit. When you pray, whether your prayer is simply a conversation with our Lord or a favorite prayer, slow down, feel the words within your heart and let them nourish and express your prayer and know that you are building a vital and personal relationship with God.
If you are like me, you probably have a favorite prayer or two (or several) that starts or ends your day. In addition to daily prayers, many of us have prayers of Thanksgiving, Intercessory prayers and prayers of Supplication. There are also times when we turn to prayer for guidance and wisdom, healing and peace.
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