“And we ourselves, when we don’t pray, what we’re doing is closing the door to the Lord. And not praying is this: closing the door to the Lord, so that He can do nothing. On the other hand, prayer, in the face of a problem, a difficult situation, a calamity, is opening the door to the Lord so that He will come. So that He builds things, He knows to arrange things, to reorganize things.This is what praying is: opening the door to the Lord, so that he can do something. But if we close the door, God can do nothing!”
– Pope Francis, Homily at Casa Santa Marta, October 8, 2013
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