Paragraph 2561

2561. “You would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”9
Paradoxically our prayer of petition is a response to the plea of the living God:
“They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water!”10
Prayer is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of love to the thirst of the only Son of God.11


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

489. What is involved in the virtue of chastity?

254. Who brought to fulfillment those prefigurations?

299. Do the baptized have need of conversion?

152. What does it mean to say that the Church is the universal sacrament of salvation?

134. How will the coming of the Lord in glory happen?

417. Is such a law perceived by everyone?

547. Is there a prayer of Mary in the Gospel?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the Bible teach us about how God is our refuge and strength in difficult times, how we can trust him and find peace amid adversity?

What does the Bible say about God’s judgment and justice?

What is the role of spiritual gifts in building up the church, according to Ephesians 4:7-16?

What does the Bible teach about the importance of humility and modesty?

What does Baruch 6:2-5 teach us about the danger of trusting ourselves instead of trusting God?

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?

What are Daniel’s visions of the golden image and the four beasts?