Benedict XVI, about the power of prayer

“I am especially grateful to all who have been praying for the success of the visit, since prayer is the most important element of all,” he said. “Dear friends, I say this because I am convinced that without the power of prayer, without that intimate union with the Lord, our human endeavors would achieve very little. Indeed this is what our faith teaches us. It is God who saves us, he saves the world, and all of history. He is the shepherd of his people. I am coming, sent by Jesus Christ, to bring you his word of life”, Bendict said when sending messageof hope to United Stated of America. (Pormadi/ Zenit.org)