Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 500.

YOUCAT Question n. 500 - Are there various ways to pray?

(Youcat answer) Yes, there is vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplative prayer. All three ways of prayer presuppose recollecting one’s mind and heart.    

A deepening through CCC

(CCC 2721) The Christian tradition comprises three major expressions of the life of prayer: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplative prayer. They have in common the recollection of the heart. 2721 

Reflecting and meditating 

(CCC Comment)

(CCC 2699) The Lord leads all persons by paths and in ways pleasing to him, and each believer responds according to his heart's resolve and the personal expressions of his prayer. However, Christian Tradition has retained three major expressions of prayer: vocal meditative, and contemplative. They have one basic trait in common: composure of heart. This vigilance in keeping the Word and dwelling in the presence of God makes these three expressions intense times in the life of prayer.

(The next question is: What is vocal prayer?)

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