Monday, September 10, 2012

Benedict XVI: Prayer is the Lifeblood of Faith



Pope Benedict XVI held his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, during which he continued his reflections on Christian prayer -- focusing on the theme of prayer as found at the start of the Book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse. Calling it a difficult, but richly rewarding Book, Pope Benedict noted that even the opening verses of the Apocalypse contain a great deal: they tell us that prayer means, above all, listening to the God who speaks to us. The Holy Father went on to say that, today, amid the din of so many useless words, many people have lost the habit of listening, even to God's word. "The opening lines of the Apocalypse," said Pope Benedict, "teach us that prayer is not just more ...

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