echism, with its 75 pages on prayer,on the USCCB website under “Beliefsand Teachings/What We Believe.”
1) What is prayer?
Prayer is God’s gift. Saint Thérèse of
Lisieux, a 19th-century Carmelite
nun who dedicated her life to prayer,
says of it:
For me, prayer is a surge of
it is a simple look turnedRAYER IS deeply personal.
How you pray, what you pray
about, where prayer takes
you—these are unique to every in-
dividual. Every person’s path toward
a deeper understanding of prayer is
also unique, but no matter where
you are on that path, it never hurts
to revisit the prayer foundations
presented in the Catechism of the
Catholic Church (CCC).
Following are basic questionsabout prayer with answers directlyfrom the catechism. Find the full cat
READING andlistening toscripture orother spiritualwriting, and thenreflecting on it,can be a helpfulway to pray.
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