Paragraph 2742

2742. “Pray constantly . . . always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.”33St. Paul adds, “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance making supplication for all the saints.”34For “we have not been commanded to work, to keep watch and to fast constantly, but it has been laid down that we are to pray without ceasing.”35This tireless fervor can come only from love. Against our dullness and laziness, the battle of prayer is that of humble, trusting, and persevering love. This love opens our hearts to three enlightening and life-giving facts of faith about prayer.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

597. Why do we conclude by asking “But deliver us from evil”?

466. Why must human life be respected?

419. What place does the Old Law have in the plan of salvation?

547. Is there a prayer of Mary in the Gospel?

367. What are the sources of the morality of human acts?

129. What is the condition of the risen body of Jesus?

556. What is the prayer of praise?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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

What is the role of church leaders according to Ephesians 4:11-12?

How do the Psalms teach us to be more sensitive to God’s presence (Psalm 139:1-4)?

What is the importance of persevering in the faith, according to 2 John 1:8?

What is the importance of gratitude and recognition according to the book of Proverbs?

Moses’ Intercession: How does Moses’ intercession for his people teach us about prayer and God’s mercy? (Exodus 32-34)

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?