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Deliberate concentration on some act or occupation, such as prayer or the administration of the sacraments. Regarding attention in prayer, although it is mainly an attitude of the affections and will. The mental attention is necessary only insofar as the will requires some intellectual awareness of whom we are praying to or in whose presence we are. What is more important is the disposition of heart.
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