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By Erin Mone, CET Staff, Aug 23, 2022

Erin Mone is the Youth Minister at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, TX.


Prayer is probably the easiest and, at the same time, the most complicated thing. Many saints have expressed that prayer is simply speaking to God. St Thérèse of Lisieux famously said, “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love.” The YouCat says, “Prayer is turning the heart toward God. When a person prays, he enters into a living relationship with God.” (469) When prayer is explained like this, it seems fairly simple.

Why then can it be so hard for some of us to pray? …

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