Pope: be open to exultant 'prayer of praise'
Catholic World News - January 28, 2014
All Christians should be open to spontaneous, joyful, exultant prayer—the “prayer of praise”—Pope Francis said in his homily at a Mass on January 28.
Reflecting on the day’s reading from the Second Book of Samuel, which recounting the story of King David dancing before the Lord, the Pope said that such joyful manifestations should not be considered appropriate only for “the Renewal in Spirit folks.” On the contrary, he insisted, “prayer of praise is a Christian prayer.”
The Pope cautioned the faithful not to be like Michael, Saul’s daughter, who despised King David for his display. “Well, you’re able to shout when your team scores a goal, and you are not able to sing praises to the Lord?” the Pope said.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($26,663 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!