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Pope thanks everyone who prays for him

May 9, 2012. (Romereports.com) With roughly 10,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope spoke about how through the power of prayer, early Christians helped St. Peter in his release from prison. Benedict XVI “Peter was sleeping, a sign of his surrender to the Lord [...]
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Speaking with God

Our Lord wants us each to speak with him, to talk to him directly. He doesn't want anonymous prayer, but for you, and you, you, and me to talk to him about our concerns and to listen to his response. How shall we talk to [...]
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Prayer enables us to see things in a different way

Romereports.com In our own daily lives and decisions, may we always draw fresh spiritual breath from the two lungs of prayer and the word of God; in this way, we will respond to every challenge and situation with wisdom, understanding and fidelity to God’s will", [...]
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Audio download: The Angelus with St Josemaria

Download the audio-clip of St Josemaria saying the Angelus, from the sidebar. At 12 o’clock every day St Josemaria, in union with the Holy Father and millions of Catholics throughout the world, stood up and said the Angelus. Don Alvaro del Portillo recalled: “After reading the [...]
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Jesus shows us perfectly how to pray as children

"Christians today are called to bear witness to the power of prayer prayer, to our world that is often closed the Divine horizon and to the hope that leads to an encounter with God." These were just some of the words of Pope Benedict XVI [...]
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To say Thank you

Many times a day Get used to lifting your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because he gives you this and that. Because you have been despised. Because you haven't what you need or because you have. Because he made his [...]
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We need to converse with God

The primacy of prayer over action “Of maximum usefulness in the Church of Jesus are not the so-called practical men nor even the pure proponents of theories, but the true contemplatives,” wrote Josemaria Escriva’s first successor, Monsignor Alvaro del Portillo , in the pages of the [...]
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Life becomes simpler when we pray

Zhonghua Wang is from Beijing and studies in Germany. She tells how she comes to be baptized by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, during the Easter Vigil, 2011.. I am Zhonghua Wang from Beijing, China. I’m currently studying in Germany. I met the Catholic faith through [...]
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Benedict XVI: "The prayer of each man will find its answer"

Romereports.com. During the general audience, the pope explained how the faithful prayed in the Old Testament. To highlight this point, the pope made reference to Abraham by stating the following "his intercession is based on the certainty that the Lord listens with patience to our [...]
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What does it mean to pray?

Angela learned from St Josemaria that prayer is making friends with Christ, and holiness is not a theoretical ideal but something to work towards every day.
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