#1 What is Prayer? – Going Deeper in Prayer – Fr Byrd

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Fr. Jerry Byrd gives the first of five talks in his weekend retreat, "Going Deeper in Prayer," where he answers the question, "What is Prayer?" by referring to the saints.


According to the Saints

Pius X Elevation of the mind to God to adore, thank and ask him for what we need.

St Therese - a surge of heart, look to God, trial, and joy

Going to God, adoration of him, crying out for what we need

Important to say I don't know what I want

Going to God in humility to ask him what we need, acknowledging that we do not even know what we need.

4 Categories of prayer to strive for at each time of prayer:

1 Meditation or mental prayer

2 Spiritual reading

3 Rosary

4 Devotion

3 Expression of prayer:

1 Liturgical prayer, Mass, divine office, exhibition, etc.

2 Vocal prayer, prayer together with others

3 Mental prayer, contemplative

Marian prayer

Examination of Conscience for act of contrition

Liturgy of the Hours

Fr. Jerry Byrd is the pastor of St. Ann and St. Joseph, Jennings County, and St. Mary, North Vernon, in the Indianapolis Diocese. https://www.archindy.org/staff/priests/byrd-jerry.html

Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-1yRr7rQ6I8

Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1yRr7rQ6I8&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wxanhJZjTowGEXgcM84L5_

From the Mother of the Retreat Redeemer Retreat Center: https://maryschildren.com/retreats/

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