Completorium – Laudes – Vesperae – ORACIONES DEL DÍA – Completas – Laudes – Vísperas – PRAYERS OF THE DAY

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ORACIONES DEL DÍA

Completorium

COMPLETAS

Laudes

LAUDES

Vesperae

VÍSPERAS

ENGLISH

PRAYERS OF THE DAY 
  • “The nobility of prayer leaves us in God’s hands. Those hands wounded by love: the only sure hands we have.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer gives us nobility. It is capable of securing our relationship with God who is the true Companion on the journey of every man and woman, amid life’s thousand adversities, good or bad: but always prayer. Thank you, Lord. I am afraid, Lord. Help me, Lord. Forgive me, Lord.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “That is exactly where prayer arises: from the conviction that life is not something that takes us by surprise, but an astonishing mystery that inspires poetry, music, gratitude, praise, even lament and supplication in us.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Let us learn from Abraham to pray with faith, to dialogue and to argue, but always willing to accept the Word of God and to put it into practice. With God, let us learn to speak like a child with his dad.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “The first prayers learned as a child remain in the heart, because they are a seed of life, the seed of dialogue with God.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer is always a chain of life: many men and women who pray sow life.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “When prayer is authentic, it frees one from the instincts of violence and it is a gaze directed to God, that he may return to take care of the heart of mankind.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Men and women of prayer bear gleaming reflections of light on their faces: because, the sun does not stop illuminating them. Prayer illuminates the souls, it illuminates the heart and it illuminates the face. Even in the darkest times, even in times of greatest suffering.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Men and women who pray know that hope is stronger than discouragement. They believe that love is more powerful than death, and that surely one day it will triumph, even if in times and ways that we do not understand.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer is the first strength of hope. You pray and hope grows, it moves forward … prayer opens the door to hope. There is hope but I open the door with my prayer.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Mankind’s prayer is closely linked to the sentiment of wonder.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “In prayer one can establish an intimate relationship with him, so much so that in the “Our Father” Jesus taught us to address to him a series of questions. We can ask God everything, everything; explain everything, recount everything.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “The prayer of a Christian enters into a relationship with the God of the most tender face, who does not wish to instill any fear in men and women. This is the first characteristic of Christian prayer.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer is an impulse; it is an invocation that goes beyond ourselves: something that is born in the intimacy of our person and extends, because it senses the nostalgia of an encounter.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer arises in our innermost self, in that interior place that spiritual authors call ‘heart’.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer is the breath of faith; it is its most proper expression. Like a cry that issues from the heart of those who believe and entrust themselves to God.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Our witness opens the doors of the people and our prayer opens the heart of the Father, so that it may attract people.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “And how does one prepare to be reborn? With prayer. Prayer is what opens the door to the Spirit and gives us this freedom, this boldness, this courage of the Holy Spirit. You will never know where it will take you. But it is the Spirit.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “To pray is to stand before God’s eyes – it is God looking at me when I pray – without illusions, excuses or justifications.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer is the door of faith; prayer is medicine for the heart.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “We must remember God more often than we draw breath.”

    (Saint Gregory of Nazianzus)

  • “It is possible to offer frequent and fervent prayer even at the market place or strolling alone.”

    (Saint John Chrysostom)

  • “Christian prayer is not a way of being more at peace with oneself or finding some inner harmony. We pray in order to take everything to God, to entrust the world to him.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer is intercession. It is not tranquility; it is charity. It is asking, seeking, knocking. It is putting ourselves on the line to intercede, insisting assiduously with God, one for the other.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “Prayer does not work like a magic wand! It helps us keep faith in God, and to entrust ourselves to him even when we do not understand his will.”

    (Pope Francis)

  • “The life of prayer consists in being habitually in God’s presence and being aware of it, in living in a relationship with God as we live our customary relationships in life.”

    (Pope Benedict XVI)

  • “Prayer is, as it were, an open window that enables us to keep our gaze turned to God.”

    (Pope Benedict XVI)