Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. (St. Teresa of Calcutta)
We must speak to God as a friend speaks to his friend, servant to his master; now asking some favor, now acknowledging our faults, and communicating to Him all that concerns us, our thoughts, our fears, our projects, our desires, and in all things seeking His counsel. (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
Prayer is the foundation and essence of our spiritual life. It is an opportunity to come into God’s presence and spend time with Him, to ask Him for whatever we need, and to just be with Him. It is only through prayer and study that we can grow and mature in our faith; it is only through a loving, active relationship with God that we can turn our hearts outward to the whole of humanity.
Our 2018 Gift of Prayer Campaign is Under Way!
During our Gift of Prayer campaign, we ask our parish family to make a concrete commitment to pray regularly, with the goal of entering ever more deeply into union with Jesus Christ. We provide resources to help, including a calendar for scheduling our prayer commitments. You can pick up these resources at the church or Pastoral Center, or you can download them below.
At St. Mary Parish, we offer many opportunities for you to come before God in either solitary or communal prayer. Please visit our Event Calendar for upcoming prayer and retreat opportunities.
Can we pray for you? Please contact Christina Deeb | firstname.lastname@example.org if you or a loved one are in need of prayers.