Paragraph 2616

2616. Prayer to Jesus is answered by him already during his ministry, through signs that anticipate the power of his death and Resurrection: Jesus hears the prayer of faith, expressed in words (the leper, Jairus, the Canaanite woman, the good thief)84or in silence (the bearers of the paralytic, the woman with a hemorrhage who touches his clothes, the tears and ointment of the sinful woman).85The urgent request of the blind men, “Have mercy on us, Son of David” or “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” has-been renewed in the traditional prayer to Jesus known as the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!”86Healing infirmities or forgiving sins, Jesus always responds to a prayer offered in faith: “Your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

St. Augustine wonderfully summarizes the three dimensions of Jesus’ prayer: “He prays for us as our priest, prays in us as our Head, and is prayed to by us as our God. Therefore let us acknowledge our voice in him and his in us.”87


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

368. When is an act morally good?

7. What are the first stages of God’s Revelation?

359. How do we attain beatitude?

292. What are the fruits of Holy Communion?

235. How does the Church on earth celebrate the liturgy?

232. What is the relationship between the sacraments and everlasting life?

181. Why does ecclesial ministry also have a personal character?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the spiritual battle mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, and how can a Christian fight it?

What does the phrase “we live by faith, not by sight” in 2 Corinthians 5:7 mean?

What does Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit as a comforter mean, according to John 14:26?

What was the story of King Amon’s violent death and rebellion in 2 Kings 21-22?

What is the significance of David’s song of thanksgiving to God in 2 Samuel 22?

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 can we learn about divine justice from the Lord’s vengeance mentioned in Abdias 1:15?