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Here is a list of the Wendesday General Audiences from Pope Benedict XVI in his Catechesis on Christian Prayer.

1. Introduction
2. Prayer in the Old Testament
3. Some Aspects on the Life of Prayer
4. The Psalms
5. The Prayer of Jesus
6. Prayer in Acts and the Pauline Letters
Notes

# # Title Date External Link to Audience

1. Introduction

1. 1. Examples of Prayer Present in Ancient Cultures May 4, 2011 Vatican link
2. 2. Prayer Responds to Human Being’s Desire for God May 11, 2011 Vatican link

2. Prayer in the Old Testament

3. 1. The Prayer of Abraham May 18, 2011 Vatican link
4. 2. Jacob Wrestles with God May 25, 2011 Vatican link
5. 3. Moses: Model of Intercessory Prayer June 1, 2011 Vatican link
6. 4. The Prophet Elijah’s Prayer: The Power of Intercession June 15, 2011 Vatican link
7. 5. The Psalms: The Book of Prayer Par Excellence June 22, 2011 Vatican link

3. Some Aspects on the Life of Prayer

8. 1. Keep the Bible Near in Times of Vacation August 3, 2011 Vatican link
9. 2. “Oasis” of the Spirit August 10, 2011 Vatican link
10. 3. Meditation August 17, 2011 Vatican link
11. 4. Art and Prayer: On Beauty as a Way to God August 31, 2011 Vatican link

4. The Psalms

12. 1. Psalm 3: The Dialectic of Prayer – Human Cry and Divine Response September 7, 2011 Vatican link
13. 2. Psalm 22: The Silence of God is Only Apparent September 14, 2011 Vatican link
14. 3. Psalm 23: The Closeness of God Transforms Reality October 5, 2011 Vatican link
15. 4. Psalm 126: Human History is a History of Salvation October 12, 2011 Vatican link / Zenit link (for full text)
16. 5. The Great Hallel – Psalm 136: Man Forgets But God Remains Faithful October 19, 2011 Vatican link
17. 6. Psalm 119: A Celebration of the Beauty of the Word of God November 9, 2011 Vatican link
18. 7. Psalm 110: Prophecy of Christ the King November 16, 2011 Vatican link

5. The Prayer of Jesus

19. 1. Christians are Called to be Witnesses of Prayer November 30, 2011 Vatican link
20. 2. The “jewel” of the Cry of Exultation December 7, 2011 Vatican link
21. 3. The prayer of Jesus linked to His miraculous healing action December 14, 2011 Vatican link
22. 4. The Prayer and the Holy Family of Nazareth December 28, 2011 Vatican link
23. 5. Jesus’ Prayer at the Last Supper January 11, 2012 Vatican link
24. 6. Jesus’ ‘Priestly Prayer’: Christian Unity Requires Individual Conversion January 25, 2012 Vatican link
25. 7. Jesus’ Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane: We Must Learn to Have Greater Trust in Divine Providence February 1, 2012 Vatican link
26. 8. Jesus’ Prayer Before Dying: Matthew and Mark February 8, 2012 Vatican link
27. 9. Jesus’ Prayer Before Dying: Luke February 15, 2012 Vatican link
28. 10. Silence is Indispensable for Prayer March 7, 2012 Vatican link

6. Prayer in Acts and the Pauline Letters

29. 1. Mary’s Prayer in the Upper Room March 14, 2012 Vatican link / Zenit link (for full text)
30. 2. The “Little Pentecost” of Acts 4 April 18, 2012 Vatican link
31. 3. The Seven Deacons April 25, 2012 Vatican link
32. 4. The Prayer of St. Stephen May 2, 2012 Vatican link
33. 5. St. Peter in Chains May 9, 2012 Vatican link
34. 6. Prayer is a Gift from and a Work of the Holy Spirit May 16, 2012 Vatican link

Notes

  • The Audience titles are taken either from the Vatican website, the VIS press release, the Zenit article, or are my own combination from those sources.
  • The categories above are my own and are subject to change.
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