And yet, even as he felt the weight of sin committed by the human race and experienced the feeling of abandonment, still, he expresses his intimacy with the Father: my God, my God.
In this “my” is the nucleus of the relationship with the Father; here is the nucleus of the faith and of prayer.
The pope said that with this nucleus, a Christian “can pray in any situation.”
He or she can take up the prayers of the Bible, especially the psalms, but a Christian can also pray with the endless expressions that in the millennia of history have surged from the heart of man.
Originally published on Aleteia, republished with their permission