Paragraph 2613

2613. Three principal parables on prayer are transmitted to us by St. Luke:

– the first, “the importunate friend,”75invites us to urgent prayer: “Knock, and it will be opened to you.” To the one who prays like this, the heavenly Father will “give whatever he needs,” and above all the Holy Spirit who contains all gifts.

– the second, “the importunate widow,”76is centered on one of the qualities of prayer: it is necessary to pray always without ceasing and with the patience of faith. “and yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

– the third parable, “the Pharisee and the tax collector,”77concerns the humility of the heart that prays. “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” the Church continues to make this prayer its own: Kyrie eleison!


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

504. Under what conditions does the right to private property exist?

484. In danger of war, who has the responsibility for the rigorous evaluation of these conditions?

198. What kind of devotion is directed to the holy Virgin?

224. What are the sacraments and which are they?

577. What is the prayer of the Hour of Jesus?

539. What is the role of prayer in the mission of the prophets?

249. Is everything immutable in the liturgy?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does it mean to be a new creature in Christ, as described in 2 Corinthians 5:17?

What is the importance of Christian witness?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?

Understanding God’s Wrath – Habakkuk 1:2-4

What is the story behind the miracle of Elisha’s resurrection of the Shunammite’s son in 2 Kings 4?

The Holiness of God’s People: How does the law of holiness in the book of Numbers teach us to pursue holiness in our lives and in our community of faith? (Numbers 19)