Paragraph 1349

1349. The Liturgy of the Word includes “the writings of the prophets,” that is, the Old Testament, and “the memoirs of the apostles” (their letters and the Gospels). After the homily, which is an exhortation to accept this Word as what it truly is, the Word of God,173and to put it into practice, come the intercessions for all men, according to the Apostle’s words: “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings, and all who are in high positions.”174

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

229. Why are the sacraments efficacious?

123. Why does Jesus call upon his disciples to take up their cross?

160. What are charisms?

194. What is the meaning of the “communion of saints”?

430. Why does the Magisterium of the Church act in the field of morality?

584. Why do we say “our” Father?

33. What are the symbols of faith?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Jacob’s Wrestle with God: What is the significance of this story for us today?

What lessons can we learn from Haman’s fall in Esther 7:7-8?

What is the example of perseverance in waiting for God’s promises presented in the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:5-25?

What does Nahum 1:9 say about God’s mercy to those who repent?

What is the role of divine providence in the lives of the faithful? Can we find examples of this in the book of Tobias?

The importance of hospitality and caring for others: The generosity of Tobias and his wife Sara.

What are the story and life lessons drawn from the Ascension of Solomon in 1 Kings 1-2?