551. What is “blessing”?

The prayer of blessing is man’s response to God’s gifts: we bless the Almighty who first blesses us and fills us with his gifts.


Veja este tema no Catecismo

Paragraph 2626

2626. Blessing expresses the basic movement of Christian prayer: it is an encounter between God and man. In blessing, God's gift and man's acceptance of it are united in dialogue with each other. the prayer of blessing is man's response to God's gifts: because God blesses, the human heart can in return bless the One who is the source of every blessing.

Paragraph 2627

2627. TWO fundamental forms express this movement: our prayer ascends in the Holy Spirit through Christ to the Father - we bless him for having blessed us;97it implores the grace of the Holy Spirit that descends through Christ from the Father - he blesses us.98

Paragraph 2645

2645. Because God blesses the human heart, it can in return bless him who is the source of every blessing.


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What are the characteristics a Christian leader should have according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7?

What is the significance of Aeneas’ healing and Dorcas’ resurrection in Acts 9:32-43?

What is the meaning of Christ’s death and how does it bring justification to sinners?

What is Ahijah’s prophecy in 1 Kings 11 and what is its importance in Israel’s history?

What does the Bible teach us about asserting personal identity within a loving relationship?

Worship in spirit and truth: What does the worship described in Leviticus teach us about true worship of God? (Leviticus 1-7; 10)

What is the importance of humility and repentance according to the book of Baruch?