“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” St. John Damascene
Prayer is a covenant relationship, a living relationship between God and you.
“Heart speaks unto Heart”
Jesus invites us to seek and to knock since He himself is the door and the Way. Matthew 7:7
How do we do this?
Through our heart, our hidden centre – according to Scripture it is the heart that prays.
To love God with all your heart Mark 12:33
Did not our hearts burn within us? Luke 24:32
God’s love has been poured into our hearts. Romans 5: 5
“Heart speaks unto Heart” Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman
Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church section 4 on Christian Prayer .
Catecheses on Christian prayer by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Also view the three main categories for prayer: