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Not sure how to pray? Don't worry - the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf, and perfects our prayers to the most high; akin to a lawyer preparing and presenting his / her client’s case to a judge.
The purpose of life is to love and to be loved. We must love the Creator first, our neighbor second and ourselves last. Also, we cannot love who we do not know; therefore, prayer becomes a vital channel in which we come to know the Lord, our neighbor and ourselves. Far too often, American culture focuses on the individual, putting the natural order of love in reverse, with one’s self in the Father’s place. In my humble opinion, we have become so secularized in the name of ‘freedom,’ that our collective purpose of life has turned inward and away from God.
We must get back to fidelity, the right order of priorities, if we are ever to live correctly as a society. The first step toward this goal is to get to know who the Creator really is. To begin, we must have a change of heart and begin to live according to the truth. This process is what the Church calls “prayer,” a truthful conversation with the Lord. This communication, which is inspired by grace, can be simplistic in form and even unnoticeable at times. Not sure how to pray? Don't worry - the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf, and perfects our prayers to the most high; akin to a lawyer preparing and presenting his / her client’s case to a judge.
Prayer is the voice of the soul, crying out to the one we have all been created for. Prayer is the divine union with God. It is like supernatural communication; its speed and accuracy is more powerful than any supercomputer. Prayer is a spiritual reality. If we fail to direct our prayers exclusively toward God, our requests become nothing more than wishes. Prayer is not a way to move God, but permission for God to move us - to draw us towards His grace. Prayer is our formation for the participation in heaven - the place in which we are to be in constant prayer, forever.