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Dec 13, 2022

4 Keys to Conversation with God (Part 2 on Prayer)

Dr. Edward Sri

Are you looking for a simple, straightforward approach to prayer? Dr. Sri shares about the 4 keys that ought to be incorporated into our prayer each day. He explains why each one is important and beneficial to our prayer.

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When we adore God, we are acknowledging that he is the creator and we are his creations.


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Adoration

According to paragraph 2628 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the ‘King of Glory,’ respectful silence in the presence of the ‘ever greater’ God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications. 

Adoration can be done in words or in silence. In words, we can offer praise to God, not just for what he has done or what he has given us, but simply because of who he is. Adoration can also be done in silence by simply sitting in awe of the glory of God.

Confession

This part of prayer is very simple – confess your sins, your mistakes to God and ask for his forgiveness. Such a practice should be a part of any relationship but especially your relationship with God.

Thanksgiving

It is here that you are to thank God for the many blessings he has bestowed upon you. Perhaps, it is thanksgiving for your health, your family, your friendships, your education, your job, or so many other things. Perhaps, it is offering thanksgiving for the ways in which God has acted in your life.

Supplication

Finally, the last key part of prayer is supplication where we ask God for what we need. There are two ways to pray in supplication. You can make intercessions or petitions. Intercessions are the requests we make for others and petitions are the requests we make for ourselves. What is important in this part of prayer is to pray with humility and always with the understanding that it is God’s will that we ultimately desire, not our own.

Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith?

Send in your questions to info.edwardsri@gmail.com

Resources

  • Visit Dr. Sri’s website at www.edwardsri.com and to book online events with Dr. Sri email events.edwardsri@gmail.com
  • Find more of Dr. Sri’s episodes at www.ascensionpress.com/allthingscatholic 
  • Ascension is pleased to offer our new and improved online bible study programs and sacramental preparation programs digitally to help you minister with flexibility. Go to www.ascensionpress.com to view all our offerings

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

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