Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Prayer is conversation with God. In the several forms and schools of prayer that we will examine in this series of articles, we will see that all of them intimately involve a conversation between us and our best friend, God. Sometimes, prayer consists in speaking to the Lord just as we address issues to a friend; sometimes, prayer consists in listening to the Lord just as we listen to the advice of a friend. Our friends and parents know us, and we are ourselves when we are with them. Even more so does God know and love us and, even greater is His wisdom and His ability to listen. In God, we have a wonderful friend to whom we can talk.
In Jesus through Mary,
Fr. Adam Streitenberger