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'It Is Enough to Just Be Under His Gaze'

Holy Father Reminds Prayer Can Be Pure Silence, Remembering Our Father’s Love

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When it comes to effective prayer, it is enough to just be silent and under God’s loving gaze…
Pope Francis stressed this to Arabic-speaking pilgrims present in the General Audience of Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019, held in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, his first audience of the New Year.
“I greet warmly the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, in particular those from the Middle East.”
“Dear brothers and sisters, our prayer could also be one silent prayer, it suffices to just be under the gaze of God, to remember His love of
Father, and this is enough to be fulfilled.”
“May God bless you,” he said.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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