Paragraph 2766

2766. But Jesus does not give us a formula to repeat mechanically.14As in every vocal prayer, it is through the Word of God that the Holy Spirit teaches the children of God to pray to their Father. Jesus not only gives us the words of our filial prayer; at the same time he gives us the Spirit by whom these words become in us “spirit and life.”15Even more, the proof and possibility of our filial prayer is that the Father “sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!'”16Since our prayer sets forth our desires before God, it is again the Father, “he who searches the hearts of men,” who “knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”17The prayer to Our Father is inserted into the mysterious mission of the Son and of the Spirit.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

464. What are the duties of citizens in regard to civil authorities?

523. What is forbidden by the eighth commandment?

414. How is human solidarity manifested?

53. Why was the world created?

387. What is hope?

42. In what way does God reveal that he is love?

273. How did he institute the Eucharist?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the story of Naaman and how did faith and obedience cure him of leprosy?

What can we learn about the fickleness of the rich and the value of humility from Ecclesiastes 9:13-16?

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

What does the Bible teach about transforming the body?

What is Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem described in Mark 11:1-11?

What is the importance of faithfulness to God, according to the book of Tobias?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?