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2010. Since the initiative belongs to God in the order of grace, no one can merit the initial grace of forgiveness and justification, at the beginning of conversion. Moved by the Holy Spirit and by charity, we can then merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed for our sanctification, for the increase of grace and charity, and for the attainment of eternal life. Even temporal goods like health and friendship can be merited in accordance with God’s wisdom. These graces and goods are the object of Christian prayer. Prayer attends to the grace we need for meritorious actions.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

576. Is it possible to pray always?

22. What importance does the New Testament have for Christians?

568. What are the expressions of the life of prayer?

520. By what is love for the poor inspired?

373. What does the dignity of the human person imply for the moral conscience?

372. What is the moral conscience?

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the Church?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The Creation of the Universe and Man: What Does the Book of Genesis Teach Us? (Genesis 1:1-31)

What can we learn about divine justice from the Lord’s vengeance mentioned in Abdias 1:15?

How to deal with anger and anger, according to Proverbs 15:1-2?

God’s chosen people: What does the book of Leviticus teach us about the choice and holiness of God’s people? (Leviticus 20:26)

What is the meaning of the “True Vine” metaphor in John 15:1-8?

What does the phrase “we live by faith, not by sight” in 2 Corinthians 5:7 mean?

What is the responsibility of religious leaders according to Malachi 2:7?