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The “Teach Us To Pray” resource (OSV News/Jubilee 2025 website)

The Vatican has published an English translation of a new resource guide to help Catholics to intensify their prayer lives in preparation for the celebration of the Church’s Jubilee in 2025. Source: OSV News.

“Teach us to Pray,” a 76-page volume prepared by the Dicastery for Evangelization, was published online in Italian in late February and made available in English and other languages this week.

Pope Francis launched the year in late January, saying it would be “dedicated to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer in personal life, in the life of the Church and in the world.”

The Dicastery for Evangelization said the booklet was “an invitation to intensify prayer, understood as a personal dialogue with God,” and can help people reflect on their faith and their Christian commitment in the various contexts of their lives.

It includes selections from Pope Francis’ general audience talks about prayer and looks specifically at ways to strengthen people’s prayer experiences at home – for example, by praying before and after meals and at the start and end of the day – in their parishes, at a local shrine, on retreat and by visiting a monastery. 

The booklet also has suggestions for encouraging teens and young adults to pray and for improving parish-based catechesis on prayer for both children and adults.


Vatican Year of Prayer resource available free online (By Cindy Wooden, CNS via OSV News)