Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Why is Family Prayer Impotant?

The importance of family prayer cannot be underestimated. Only by praying with their children can a father and a mother implant a firm faith that will not die.The family is the "domestic church" where God's children learn to pray "as the Church" and to persevere in prayer. The Lord said, " For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Mt 18:20). The family that prays together invites Jesus in their midst.The presence of Jesus guarantees the efficacy of the prayer. By offering their joys and sorrows in prayer, the Lord grants them the grace to live with each other in charity and peace.They can bear with one another's weakness in patience and kindness by putting the well-bing of the others first. A family that prays together, stays together, especially in these challenging times. If you have not already developed the tradition of praying together, begin today.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What is "prayer in action?

 LOVE is prayer in action. Prayer is never an escape from direct involvement with the many needs and pains of our world. Prayer challenges us to be fully aware of the world in which we live and to present it with all its needs and pains to God.It is this compassionate action. Prayer and action go together. If prayer leads us into a deeper unity with the compassionate Christ, it will always blossom into concrete of service. And if concrete acts of service do, indeed, lead us into a deeper solidarity with the poor, the hungry, the sick, the dying,and the oppressed, these acts will always thrive with prayer. in prayer we meet Christ, and in him all human suffering. In service we meet people, and in them the suffering Christ. Mother Teresa was a woman of prayer and her prayer was expressed by the action of which we all are aware.