How to pray like Jesus

The Click To Pray platform is based on the spirituality of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network and the daily practice of pausing to pray during three moments: morning, afternoon and evening.

It is a practice that has biblical roots and is a way to pray like Jesus. Historically, Jews prayed at fixed intervals throughout the day. King David, who is believed to have wrote the Psalms, describes the exact three moments of the day that Click to Pray proposes.

“Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
and he will hear my voice.” (Psalm 55:17)

The Jewish people began a tradition of praying three times a day: morning, afternoon and evening. This developed into a program of praying the Psalms, in particular, as they expressed the many desires of the human heart. It is something that Jesus would have been familiar with and likely practiced on a daily basis. Jesus is recorded in the Gospels praying the Psalms on multiple occasions, most famously the words of Psalm 22 (“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

One practical suggestion that further unites our prayer to Jesus is to pray in front of a crucifix, addressing our prayers to Jesus suffering for us and the whole world. In this way we can unite our heart with his, looking at humanity as he did on the cross.

These three moments of the day unite our lives to Jesus and is a powerful way to proclaim our apostolic readiness, attentive to the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church.

Philip KosloskiWriter and Content Manager
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (USA)

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