Paragraph 2729

2729. The habitual difficulty in prayer is distraction. It can affect words and their meaning in vocal prayer; it can concern, more profoundly, him to whom we are praying, in vocal prayer (liturgical or personal), meditation, and contemplative prayer. To set about hunting down distractions would be to fall into their trap, when all that is necessary is to turn back to our heart: for a distraction reveals to us what we are attached to, and this humble awareness before the Lord should awaken our preferential love for him and lead us resolutely to offer him our heart to be purified. Therein lies the battle, the choice of which master to serve.16


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

23. What is the unity that exists between the Old and the New Testaments?

15. To whom is the deposit of faith entrusted?

592. What is the sense of the petition “Give us this day our daily bread”?

460. What are the duties of parents toward their children?

145. What does the Spirit do in the Church?

567. What times are more suitable for prayer?

252. What names are given to the first sacrament of initiation?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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?

How did Nehemiah deal with the division between rich and poor Jews in Nehemiah 5?

What is the story of Uzziah and how was he punished for disobeying God?

What is the story of the healing of the bleeding woman in Mark 5:25-34?

God’s Law and Justice: Exploring Their Relationship (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

How to deal with conflicts and disagreements between brothers: the example of Joseph’s children (Joshua 17-19)?