Question of the Day for Monday, April 29, 2013
The Point of Prayer
Q. I have a question about prayer. I do not understand the point to praying. For example, if you pray for something that is not part of God’s divine plan, then the act of prayer is futile, but if what you are praying for is part of the divine plan, then prayer is redundant. How does this work?
A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin:
We often (mistakenly) imagine prayer to be no more than asking God for what we want or need, but, ultimately, the only prayer we can offer is that God will make our hearts open to his will. We see this in the Lord’s Prayer, which begins with a petition that God’s will be done on earth as in heaven.
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