Among the more sincere requests of Jesus’ disciples in the gospels was when they asked our Lord to teach them how to pray. As we well know, it was on this occasion that He gave them our most treasured prayer, The Our Father. Yet, must He not have intended for the prayer lives of His followers to amount to more than this 30 second formula?
In this talk, delivered as part IV of Ascension Parish’s Catechetical Mission, Fr. Cristino presents on the fourth part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church pertaining to the life of prayer. He examines what prayer is, some practical steps towards establishing a prayer life and identifying when and how it has begun to bear fruit. Our Lord certainly wants more from us than mindlessly reciting one rote prayer- but the Lord’s Prayer offers us the true pattern of all prayer.
Lord, Teach us to Pray [audio https://swordsoftruth.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/prayer-in-the-life-of-faith.mp3]
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