A Relationship

I have a Catholic prayer book that is over one hundred pages long. In  this book there is every imaginable prayer. Prayers you would expect, like prayers for healing, but also some you would not, like prayers for safety during bad weather. Catholics never seem to be at a loss for ready-made prayers. It is not uncommon to think that reciting these types of prayers is what praying is all about. Yet, prayer is so much more.

The focus of prayer is to talk to Christ and to allow Him to guide you. Successful prayer is any activity that helps you be more sensitized to what Christ wants you to know, and your open response back to Him letting him know your deepest needs, fears, and dreams. The result is a relationship with Christ that forms a deep trust. It is this trust that allows you to persevere through difficult times, gives you courage to act, and develop a heart like Christ, allowing you to love others as He loves you.  

“Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” – John 17:3  

Originally posted 2014-09-12 06:00:38.

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2 thoughts on “A Relationship

  1. Big fan of Chris Stefanick. He says prayer is a conversation. We speak, but we also need to listen. He gave prayer acronym ACTS – adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication. Supplication is asking for something. In his 30 day men rise up program and he discussed thanksgiving/gratitude today. We always need to be thankful. It puts a better perspective on life. God bless!

  2. Something I have read you consider important but don´t understand completely is the importance of listening to your prayers answers from God.