Pope, at audience, says those who love Jesus want to pray
While God always listens to people’s pleas for help and is always ready to respond, “our prayer must first be an act of listening to God who speaks to us,” the pope said Sept. 5 at his weekly general audience.
Traveling by helicopter from the papal summer villa at Castel Gandolfo, about 18 miles southeast of Rome, Pope Benedict returned briefly to the Vatican for his first general audience there since late June.
The audience marked the beginning of a series of papal audience talks on prayer in the Book of Revelation, which the pope said was “a difficult book, but one that contains a great richness” because it presents readers with the prayer life of the earliest Christian communities. [more]