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2630. The New Testament contains scarcely any prayers of lamentation, so frequent in the Old Testament. In the risen Christ the Church’s petition is buoyed by hope, even if we still wait in a state of expectation and must be converted anew every day. Christian petition, what St. Paul calls {“groaning,” arises from another depth, that of creation “in labor pains” and that of ourselves “as we wait for the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved.”103In the end, however, “with sighs too deep for words” the Holy Spirit “helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.”104


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

477. What practices are contrary to respect for the bodily integrity of the human person?

540. What is the importance of the Psalms in prayer?

385. What are the theological virtues?

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

496. What is the meaning of the conjugal act?

449. What is perjury?

439. Why does the Decalogue constitute an organic unity?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

David’s old age and death: the end of a life of ups and downs (2 Samuel 23, 24)

How can Ruth’s story, from widow to wife, inspire us to trust God and seek a fresh start in our lives?

How is God’s sovereignty portrayed amidst the chaos in Lamentations 2:8-9?

What do the horseman, angel, and Lord symbolize in Zechariah’s vision described in Zechariah 1:8-17?

Why does the Bible warn us about the need to avoid envy and jealousy, as mentioned in Proverbs 14:30, and how can we apply this teaching in our lives?

What is the role of divine providence in the lives of the faithful? Can we find examples of this in the book of Tobias?

How does Esther’s story tell the Jewish people’s story of redemption?