I was very happy to start my Monday with a compelling reminder from Renew The Church Blog’s post titled “Catholics Need to Learn to Pray.” I know that leading a prayerful life is crucial, but I was especially moved reading these very words:
All the coldness and insensitivity of the secular culture has had its effect on the members of the Catholic Church. Because we in the Church have not been formed in the Faith adequately, many of us lack the solid foundation of faith adequate to resist the advances of the enemy…So I finally get to my point: we Catholics need to learn how to pray, so as to develop and live in the habit of prayerfulness.
There is indeed no doubt that the power of secularism has crept inside the Church and damaged the religious sense of its members. Leading a prayerful life is crucial for Catholics. If we do not want to be drawn to the darkness and have Satan destroy all the righteousness and holiness in our lives, we should establish a prayerful life.
Take the words of Apostle Paul about the power of prayer in Colossians 1:9-15: “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”