To Christ

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ,
that the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother,
whose most holy soul was transfixed with the sword of sorrow
in the hour of Thy Own Passion,
may intercede for us before the throne of Mercy,
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Imprint, O Lady, thy wounds upon my heart,
that I may read therein sorrow and love;
sorrow, to endure every sorrow for thee;
love, to despise every love for thee.

Amen.

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What is prayer?

Prayer is the lifting up of our minds and hearts to God.

Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to the Lord in the heavens. (Lamentations 3:41)

How do we know that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly?

We know that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly because Our Lord has promised: “If you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you.”

And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13)

Why do we not always obtain what we pray for?

We do not always obtain what we pray for, either because we have not prayed properly or because God sees that what we are asking would not be for our good.

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it upon your passions. (James 4:3)

Prayer from the Baltimore Catechism