Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady tells us “Little children, you are all called to pray with all your heart for the plan of salvation to be realized for you and through you…” The call we have been given is to first and foremost be intercessors with Mary for the plan of salvation in this world. But does our prayer really make a difference?
I think that it can be easy to undervalue our prayer. We can wonder if our prayer helps Our Lady at all. I wonder if we undervalue prayer when we don’t pray with the heart. Prayer that consists of words or even ideas, is not prayer. Prayer is a conversation with God, a meeting of old friends who can speak to one another even in silence. Prayer is a joining of hearts in the desire for peace, for the good of others.
This kind of prayer moves mountains. This kind of prayer changes things. In prayer with the heart, God listens to our hearts and shares His heart with us, and the meeting is filled with power. The Holy Spirit is present in this kind of prayer. And things happen.
Prayer with the heart is a mystery of love. We all want to pray with the heart. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church there is a beautiful description of prayer with the heart which may help us begin to pray more deeply from our hearts:
12 St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Oratio, 16, 9: PG 35, 945.
13 Cf. ⇒ Rom 6:5.
14 Cf. ⇒ Eph 3:18-21.
May we all grow in our prayer with the heart in these days. We will be so happy if we do!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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