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Prayer – a surge of the heart


According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain.

“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, embracing both trial and joy.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, as quoted in paragraph 2558

Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 2562, 2558