Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or the spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, page 674
CNS photo/David Crenshaw, Eastern Oklahoma Catholic
Abbot Antoine Forgeot, center, of Our Lady of the Assumption Abbey in Fontgombault, France, bows in prayer as he celebrates Mass Sept. 2, 2007 with the faithful and the monks of Clear Creek Monastery near Hulbert, Okla.