FROM VATICAN NEWS
“Christian prayer does not close its eyes on life,” said Pope Francis. “It is a filial prayer, not an infantile one.”
The Holy Father made those remarks in the catechesis portion of his weekly General Audience.
Reflecting on the final petition of the Lord’s prayer, he said Jesus invites us to ask God to “deliver us from evil” because “life is fraught with difficulty.”
“If these last lines of the Our Father were excluded, how could sinners, the persecuted, and desperate and dying souls pray?” he asked.