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Bring problems, complaints to prayer, Pope instructs faithful

Catholic World News - June 05, 2013

God listens to all prayers, even complaints, Pope Francis told a congregation at the Domus Sanctae Marthae on June 5.

When “people in extreme situations” pray to God for relief, “they do not blaspheme,” the Pope assures his congregation. “To lament before God is not a sin.” Both Job and Jeremiah utter curses, he said, but they are “cursing not the Lord, but the situation.”

For many people living in difficult situations, it is perfectly natural to bring complaints to prayer, the Pope said. In fact he encouraged others to join them in prayer, in “the mystery of the communion of saints.”

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