Paragraph 2569

2569. Prayer is lived in the first place beginning with the realities of creation. the first nine chapters of Genesis describe this relationship with God as an offering of the first-born of Abel’s flock, as the invocation of the divine name at the time of Enosh, and as “walking with God.5Noah’s offering is pleasing to God, who blesses him and through him all creation, because his heart was upright and undivided; Noah, like Enoch before him, “walks with God.”6This kind of prayer is lived by many righteous people in all religions.
In his indefectible covenant with every living creature,7God has always called people to prayer. But it is above all beginning with our father Abraham that prayer is revealed in the Old Testament.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

262. Is it possible to be saved without Baptism?

360. Why are the beatitudes important for us?

195. What else does “the communion of saints” mean?

210. What is purgatory?

179. Why did Christ institute an ecclesiastical hierarchy?

183. What is the competence of the college of bishops?

413. How are we to view social inequalities?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The Light of the World: Jesus is the light that illuminates the darkness (John 8:12)

What is Ezekiel’s message about individual responsibility before God?

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

What is the importance of fellowship with Christ according to 1 Corinthians 1:9?

Who was Hezekiah in the Bible and how does his story teach us about the importance of trusting God?

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?

What is God’s promise for the restoration of Jerusalem, and what can we learn about God’s faithfulness from Jeremiah 31:31-34?