What is prayer?

Published on 20 Mar 2016

Prayer ‘is less a matter of searching for God than of allowing oneself to be found by Him in all of life's situations.' 

Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach SJ, the superior general of the Jesuits, 1983 – 2008

Essentially, prayer is a conversation with God.

The beauty and gift of prayer is that each person can open up themselves, their hearts and minds, their bodies and souls to God in their own way, in their own time, with their own personality, temperament, gifts and needs. There is no "one size fits all."