Prayer is something else

“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. But this is just making a deal. No, it’s not like this. Prayer is something else, it is something else. Prayer is instead a spiritual work of mercy, which means bringing everything to the heart of God. ‘You take it, you who are Father.’” — Pope Francis

Reflection: What motivates your prayer most often? How has mercy been part of your prayer? What can you bring to the heart of God right now as a spiritual work of mercy on behalf of someone besides yourself?

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