What Is Prayer?
“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God
or the requesting of good things from God”
(St. John Damascene, CCC 2559).
God invites us into a relationship with Him that is both
personal and communal. He speaks to us through His Son,
Jesus Christ, the Word-made-flesh.
Prayer is our response to God who is already speaking,
or, better yet, revealing Himself to us.
Therefore, prayer is not merely an exchange of words,
but it engages the whole person in a relationship
with God the Father,
through the Son,
and in the Holy Spirit.