Paragraph 2737

2737. “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.”26If we ask with a divided heart, we are “adulterers”;27God cannot answer us, for he desires our well-being, our life. “Or do you suppose that it is in vain that the scripture says, ‘He yearns jealously over the spirit which he has made to dwell in us?'”28That our God is “jealous” for us is the sign of how true his love is. If we enter into the desire of his Spirit, we shall be heard.

Do not be troubled if you do not immediately receive from God what you ask him; for he desires to do something even greater for you, while you cling to him in prayer.29

God wills that our desire should be exercised in prayer, that we may be able to receive what he is prepared to give.30


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

394. How are sins distinguished according to their gravity?

589. How is the Name of God made holy in us and in the world?

34. What are the most ancient symbols (professions) of faith?

340. What does the Old Testament teach about marriage?

465. When is a citizen forbidden to obey civil authorities?

19. How is Sacred Scripture to be read?

258. Why does the Church baptize infants?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What are Daniel’s visions of the golden image and the four beasts?

What is Ezekiel’s message about individual responsibility before God?

How Obedience to God Can Lead to Victory: An Analysis of the Siege of Jericho (Joshua 6)?

What does the Bible teach about transforming the body?

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

What is the story of the celebration of the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) described in 2 Maccabees 10:39-45?

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)