I posted this question last week but it som how got deleted before it was answered. So I am posting it again.
I have a question regarding prayer and what it really is. Obviously the first response is to check the CCC paragraphs 2559 through 2565. However, this did not clarify the meaning of prayer enough for me.
My question is: Since God is perfect; He does not need or depend on anything external for either His happiness or fulfillment. If that is the case and I believe it to be so. What is the reason we pray? Please do not get me wrong, I know we need to pray. But what are we doing when we pray? Is it simply an internalization and / or acknowledgment of our dependence on God?
I am thinking that pray is used by God to better our souls. By praying Prayers of Adoration we are confirming in ourselves the existence of God. By praying Prayer of petition we are confirming our dependence on God etc. Am I all wrong or am I missing something?
If it is not too much trouble, I would appreciate your thoughts on this.
Matt Kosciuk/ Pappa Matt