Ways to Pray

Prayer is an encounter with God’s love and mercy. It is "the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God." (Catechism 2559). We humbly place ourselves in the Lord’s presence and bask in His love. There are as many ways to pray as there are people in this world. Our tradition offers us some direction, including a number of forms of prayer that have proven fruitful for generations. Here, we simply offer you seven approaches to prayer to get you started on your journey.