Pray with courage, conviction, not mindlessly like a parrot, Pope says

Posted January 12, 2018 5:39 pm by Editor

Pray with courage, conviction, not mindlessly like a parrot, Pope says

VATICAN – Prayer is a “high stakes” endeavor, requiring courage, perseverance and patience, Pope Francis said.Courage is needed to stick one’s neck out and “challenge the Lord,” pursuing and confronting him with one’s appeals, the Pope said Jan. 12 in his homily at Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.”If prayer isn’t courageous, it isn’t Christian,” he said.The Pope reflected on two Gospel readings from St. Mark — one describing Jesus’ healing of a leper and another recounting his healing of a paralytic. The leper challenged Jesus, begging him on his knees, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Meanwhile,

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