Thursday, January 3, 2013

What is the Simplest Prayer?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the invocation of the holy name of Jesus is the simplest way of praying always(2666).  

The Catechism goes on to say: when the holy name is repeated often by a humbly attentive heart, the prayer is not lost by heaping up empty phrases, but holds fast to the word and "brings forth fruit with patience." This prayer is possible "at all times" because it is not one occupation among others but the only occupation: that of loving God, which animates and transfigures every action in Christ Jesus.

Father Paul O' Sullivan author of the book, Wonders of the Holy Name, describes the wonderful affects of saying the holy name of Jesus. "Each time we say Jesus it is an act of perfect love, for we offer to God the infinite love of Jesus".

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