Paragraph 2558

2558. “Great is the mystery of the faith!”

The Church professes this mystery in the Apostles’ Creed (Part One) and celebrates it in the sacramental liturgy (Part Two), so that the life of the faithful may be conformed to Christ in the Holy Spirit to the glory of God the Father (Part Three).

This mystery, then, requires that the faithful believe in it, that they celebrate it, and that they live from it in a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer.

WHAT IS PRAYER?

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart;
it is a simple look turned toward heaven,
it is a cry of recognition and of love,
embracing both trial and joy.1


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

474. What duty do we have toward our body?

503. What is set forth by the seventh commandment?

402. What is the relationship between the person and society?

432. What are the precepts of the Church?

21. What is the importance of the Old Testament for Christians?

395. When does one commit a mortal sin?

108. Why did Jesus manifest the Kingdom by means of signs and miracles?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does God’s sovereignty mean in Isaiah, and how does it ensure safety and protection for his people?

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 the Bible say about idolatry and what is its impact on the lives of God’s people, according to Hosea 4:12-13?

How can we cultivate peace in the church and in our personal lives, as guided by 2 Thessalonians 3:16?

What can we learn from Judith’s victory in Judith 16:1-3?

What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?

What is the meaning of David’s song of gratitude to God?