Teach Us to Pray!

How can our prayer become more passionate?

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Prayer is a curious thing. We know we should do it, but we’re just not sure exactly how we should do it. Is it really just a matter of a casual conversation with Jesus? Or is it better to stick with the formal prayers we grew up with? Is it something we do completely on our own—making up our own words and voicing all of our needs in the hope that someone “up there” will smile down on us? Or is it all up to God—simply a matter of taking deep breaths and trying to quiet our minds while we stare at a crucifix? Is it a matter of just reciting all those Hail Mary’s on our rosary beads—or do we have to spend endless hours on each decade, waiting for new revelation on each of the mysteries we are…

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