In paragraph 2567 of The Catechism of the Catholic Church it states that “The living and true God tirelessly calls each person to that mysterious encounter known as prayer. In prayer, the faithful God’s initiative of love always comes first; our own first step is always a response. As God gradually reveals himself and reveals man to himself, prayer appears as a reciprocal call, a covenant drama. Through words and actions, this drama engages the heart.”
The following is an excerpt chosen from an OTL Prayer Journal of Patti Brunner.
“My Child, the day is dawning. A new day and time for the Children of Promise, the people chosen by God to be his own. Whenever you consider the need you must first consider the want. (Lord?) The people want the happiness of eternal life-let them know that it can be now for them—My Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. The truth sets free my people if they would but embrace it. Fear, self-ness, busyness—these things interfere with true peace and joy. The peace that surpasses is the peace that comes from God—from God alone. The world shouts down the holy and thus cuts off their own eyes and ears and toes.”