Vatican City, Jan 2, 2019 / 03:52 am
When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the 'Our Father,' Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as his beloved child and speaking from the heart.
Some think that to pray is to use many words. "I too think of many Christians who believe that praying is to talk to God like a parrot, no! Praying is done from the heart, from inside," the pope said Jan. 2.
"He does not need anything, our God: in prayer he asks only that we keep open a channel of communication with him to always discover ourselves [to be] his beloved children and [that] he loves us so much."
In his first general audience of 2019, Pope Francis continued his teaching on the 'Our Father' by reflecting on the context in which Jesus taught the prayer to his followers.