This collection, which brings together all the teachings given by the Pope on the theme of prayer in 2020 and 2021, invites readers to understand the meaning of prayer, its purpose and above all how to put it into practice. Through short catecheses, the Pope expresses himself in a very simple style, addressing everyone, without minimizing the importance of the subject.
Based on passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Francis explains prayer in all its dimensions, in truth. He does not hide the difficulties and readily recognizes the periods of doubt that any believer may encounter during his life, but his desire is above all to highlight the many fruits that flow from this “breath of faith”.
In a first series of catechesis, the Pope deepens the theme of prayer in the Bible. For this, he is inspired by the life of the great figures of the Church, from Abraham to Elijah. The following teachings call readers to pray like Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Finally, Francis asks believers to practice the different forms of prayer: blessing, request, intercession, praise, meditation… promising them that they are sources of hope and salvation. He reminds us that the only way to fully enjoy this “cry that comes from the heart” is to let yourself be “transformed by God”. Prayer is a relationship of trust with the “Father” and the Pope encourages believers to “always pray, even when all seems in vain”. Precious, this book will undoubtedly help all those eager to discover and deepen the meaning of prayer, or wanting to grow their individual relationship with God in order to let themselves be completely touched by him.