Pray with Us
We most often think of prayer as a petition - asking God for
something. There are also prayers of adoration, intercession and
thanksgiving. Prayer is man's search for God. In prayer, God
engages our heart.
The family is the first place of education in prayer. . . where
God's children learn to pray (Catechism, 2685). It is the
responsibility of all parents to foster family prayer. To teach a
child to pray is to prepare him or her to confront a world filled
with temptations and confrontations. Paul in his letter to the
Romans invites his disciples to "join me in the struggle by your
prayers to God on my behalf" (Romans 15:30).
The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls prayer a battle
(2725). The spiritual battle of the Christian's new life is
inseparable from the battle of prayer. It is a battle against
ourselves and against the tempter who does all he can to turn us
away from God. Praying takes courage, passion, and a heart that is
awake and on guard.
Stations of the Cross
Images of Old Testament Stories