Do You Have a Minute?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) teaches that
“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.’ But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or ‘out of the depths’ of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer. Only when we humbly acknowledge that ‘we do not know how to pray as we ought,’ are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. ‘Man is a beggar before God.” (CCC, paragraph 2559)…
“The Gospel reveals to us how Mary prays and intercedes in faith …” (CCC, paragraph 2618).
So, do you have a minute for prayer?
Here’s a tip, 1) click on the link, 2) take your hand off of the mouse (no, really, take it off), 3) okay, now, join that hand to your other hand… you know the rest.
Art: Madonna in Prayer, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato, 1638-1652, copyright Restored Traditions, used with permission.