The Importance of Prayer

What is prayer and why is it important?

Prayer is our communication with God. As St. Therese of Lisieux has said, “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned towards heaven; it is a cry of recognition and love; embracing both trial and joy.”

God made us to live united with Him and with one another. After the rupture caused by original sin, God still bound himself to a sinful humanity and made his presence known by covenants and the voices of prophets. Jesus came that unity with God would be fully restored, and prayer is the pulse of communication in this intimacy.

Mary Jane and Deacon Tom Fox discuss the importance of prayer with Fr. Patrick Martin, blind missionary priest.

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