Each one of us is invited to a personal friendship with Jesus. Teresa of Avila speaks about prayer as friendship. We can always remain with our friend Jesus and find our joy in Him because He rejoices in us. To be together with Him is to pray. When He taught us to say, “Our Father,” He invited us to take part in His own prayer, adoring His Father Who is also our Father. Thanks to the gift of Baptism, this prayer of Jesus is always echoing inside us, because we are temples of God. The Trinity is hidden deep inside us. Prayer is there. We simply have to join the Son Who adores His Father.
Cardinal Anders Arborelius, o.c.d.
Archbishop of Stockholm, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria degli Angeli
8. To live in God’s presence through the Sacraments
Arborelius OCD, A. 2020, Carmelite Spirituality: The Way of Carmelite Prayer and Contemplation, EWTN Publishing, Irondale, Alabama.