Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 490.

YOUCAT Question n. 490 - Is it enough to pray when you feel like praying?

(Youcat answer) No. Someone who prays only when he feels like it does not take God seriously and will leave off praying. Prayer thrives on faithfulness.

A deepening through CCC

(CCC 2650) Prayer cannot be reduced to the spontaneous outpouring of interior impulse: in order to pray, one must have the will to pray. Nor is it enough to know what the Scriptures reveal about prayer: one must also learn how to pray. Through a living transmission (Sacred Tradition) within "the believing and praying Church" (DV 8), The Holy Spirit teaches the children of God how to pray.

Reflecting and meditating 

(CCC Comment)

(CCC 2651) The tradition of Christian prayer is one of the ways in which the tradition of faith takes shape and grows, especially through the contemplation and study of believers who treasure in their hearts the events and words of the economy of salvation, and through their profound grasp of the spiritual realities they experience (Cf. DV 8).

(The next question is: Can you learn to pray from the Bible?)

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