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One who prays is never alone, Pope tells audience

Catholic World News - July 26, 2010

At his Angelus audience on Sunday, July 25, Pope Benedict XVI said that those who pray are never alone.

Commenting on the text of the Lord’s Prayer, the Holy Father observed that when the apostles asked Jesus how they should pray, He did not use any “strange or esoteric formulae,” but instructed them to address God as a Father. “These are the first words of Sacred Scripture we learn as children,” the Pope said. “They are impressed in the memory, they mold our lives, they accompany us unto our last breath.”

Because prayer is a conversation with God the Father, the Pope continued, anyone who prays—even monks in the desert—knows that he is not alone. Moreover, he said, when we say the Lord’s Prayer, “our voice mingles with the voice of the Church.” Pope Benedict held his midday audience in the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.

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