Paragraph 2603

2603. The evangelists have preserved two more explicit prayers offered by Christ during his public ministry. Each begins with thanksgiving. In the first, Jesus confesses the Father, acknowledges, and blesses him because he has hidden the mysteries of the Kingdom from those who think themselves learned and has revealed them to infants, the poor of the Beatitudes.48His exclamation, “Yes, Father!” expresses the depth of his heart, his adherence to the Father’s “good pleasure,” echoing his mother’s Fiat at the time of his conception and prefiguring what he will say to the Father in his agony. the whole prayer of Jesus is contained in this loving adherence of his human heart to the mystery of the will of the Father.49


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

205. What happens to our body and our soul after death?

268. What is the effect of Confirmation?

543. How did Jesus pray during his passion?

223. How does the Holy Spirit work in the liturgy of the Church?

598. What is the meaning of the final Amen?

11. Why and in what way is divine revelation transmitted?

502. What are the offenses against the dignity of marriage?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How is prayer seen in the Psalms as an expression of dependence on God?

What is the story of Abimelech and forgiveness in Judges 9:22-57?

Joseph’s story: How did God use Joseph’s story to fulfill his purposes?

What do Daniel’s visions of the ram and the goat in Daniel 8 mean?

What is the significance of Christ being the Head of Creation, as mentioned in Colossians 1:15-17?

What does Jesus’ statement “I am the resurrection and the life” in John 11:25-26 mean?

What was David’s attitude toward Mephibosheth, and what can we learn from this story?