“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.”
~ St. John Damascene
God invites us into a relationship with Him that is both personal and communal. He speaks to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, the Word-made-flesh. Prayer is our response to God who is already speaking or, better yet, revealing Himself to us. Therefore, prayer is not merely an exchange of words, but it engages the whole person in a relationship with God the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit.
How do I pray?
Various forms of prayer are presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2623-2649). These various forms include prayer of adoration, prayer of petition, prayer of intercession, prayer of thanksgiving, and prayer of praise.
Prayer groups at St. Benilde Catholic Church
Numerous groups meet regularly in our parish and practice a diverse range of prayer styles and focused intentions. All groups and societies warmly welcome new members.
Learn more about these groups by clicking on the links on the left-hand side of this page.