How to Pray from the Heart

When you pray, is your heart in it?

The Church has an amazing tradition of powerful vocal prayers that transcend this world into Heaven. However, sometimes we can find ourselves mouthing the words without intention. While there are some prayers that have an objective power to transcend our reality, we should always aim to pray from our hearts, inviting the Lord into them as we do. 

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary explains how to pray from the heart.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.