Prayer: A spiritual work of mercy

Prayer: A spiritual work of mercy

“Prayer, then, is not a nice practice for finding a little peace of heart; nor is it a means of devotion for obtaining useful things from God. Were it so, then it would be an act of subtle selfishness: I pray in order to be well, just as if taking an aspirin. Prayer is instead a spiritual work of mercy, which means bringing everything to the heart of God.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: 

How do you usually approach prayer? Is your practice more often about “obtaining useful things from God” or about “bringing everything to the heart of God”?

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