Pope warns of groups calling for changes in the Church, but not praying

Pope warns of groups calling for changes in the Church, but not praying

The Pope explained in the general audience why prayer is decisive in the Church.

And it is that he said that the devil tries to prevent people from praying because prayer is essential to feed faith.

Francis had harsh words for organized groups of Catholics who ask for changes in the Church, but who do not pray.

‘We have to change this’, ‘We have to make this decision which is a bit strong …’ They are interesting, interesting proposals. But do we promote them only with discussions? Only with the media? Where is the prayer? Prayer is what opens the door to the Holy Spirit, who inspires us to move forward.

Francis recalled that the saints have changed the world and the Church with the power of prayer, and not with money, power groups or the media.

‘Will the Son of Man, when he comes, find faith on earth?’ Or will you only find organizations like well-organized faith business groups doing charity work? Or will you find faith?

The Pope asked Catholics to also ask themselves about the quality of their prayer. He said that it is key that they pray together with the whole Church.

How do I pray? Do I pray that I am in the Church and I pray with the Church? Or do I pray a little according to my own ideas and turn my ideas into prayer? This is a pagan prayer, not a Christian prayer.

The Pope said that the mission of the Church is to pray and teach how to pray. And to lead by example, he prayed an Our Father and gave the blessing before saying goodbye.


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