Fr. Mike Schmitz Explains the Battle of Prayer

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Is prayer just an optional activity in life, or is it essential?

  • It is essential for our spiritual life.

If people think that 'prayer is optional in life', will that perspective become an obstacle to prayer? Why?

  • Yes!
  • Since prayer is a battle and hard to do, if it is just optional, people won’t do it.

Who are you battling against in prayer?

  • 1) Ourselves- we struggle against our self will to do other things instead of prayer.
  • 2) The Devil- he is trying everything he can to stop our union with God.