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Prayer Always Transforms Reality.. Even If Things Around Us Don't Change, We Do

Holy Father Urges Faithful to Never Give Up

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Prayer always transforms reality, even if things around us do not change, we do…
Pope Francis stressed this to Arabic-speaking pilgrims present in the General Audience of Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, held in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, his second 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.”
Dear brothers and sisters, knock and it will be opened to you! Never give up! 
“Prayer always transforms reality: if things do not change around us, at least we change.” 
“May the Lord 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': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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