Updated: Jun 25, 2022
CCC 2559 “Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” 4 But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or “out of the depths” of a humble and contrite heart? 5 He who humbles himself will be exalted; 6 humility is the foundation of prayer, Only when we humbly acknowledge that “we do not know how to pray as we ought,” 7 are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer.
ref: Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) pp. 613.