Church Teaching on Prayer

What does the Church teach about praying? It might surprise you but I encourages us to have faith in the certainty that God will answer prayer. In fact, it did so with many great prayers of confidence like the Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart.

This prayer is very effective in teaching that every prayer should be prayed in faith:

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace ….

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O Mary, Mother of God and my dear mother too, obtain for me this grace from the Sacred Heart of thy dear Son.

 

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace …

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O Mary, Mother of God and my dear mother too, obtain for me this grace from the Sacred Heart of thy dear Son.

 

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but My words will not pass away.” Encouraged by Your infallible words I now ask for the grace …

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O Mary, Mother of God and my dear mother too, obtain for me this grace from the Sacred Heart of thy dear Son.

 

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, Your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

Author: Doug Sumowski

Doug Sumowski is passionate about sharing his faith with others and helping his brothers and sisters in the faith find their way to Christ. He grew up in the Catholic faith and after experiencing several personal struggles, left the Church and for a time became an itinerant evangelist and assistant pastor for a Protestant church. Eventually, finding his way home to the Catholic Church and received a BA in Religion from St. Leo University in March 2015, was a seminarian for the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, from August 2015 until August 2017 and then finished up a Master's in Theology from St. Leo University in December 2017. His experiences in other denominations have strengthened his commitment to Catholicism and to Christ. Now with a clear path, he finds these past situations have given him a tool to help others who struggle with different aspects of Catholicism. By explaining the basics of the Catholic faith he desires to strengthen your faith and help you to learn what the Church has to offer. For everyone has their own path that they walk, but none of us ever has to walk alone. If you want to learn more read his books about the Catholic faith.