Paragraph 2769

2769. In Baptism and Confirmation, the handing on (traditio) of the Lord’s Prayer signifies new birth into the divine life. Since Christian prayer is our speaking to God with the very word of God, those who are “born anew”. . . through the living and abiding word of God”20learn to invoke their Father by the one Word he always hears. They can henceforth do so, for the seal of the Holy Spirit’s anointing is indelibly placed on their hearts, ears, lips, indeed their whole filial being. This is why most of the patristic commentaries on the Our Father are addressed to catechumens and neophytes. When the Church prays the Lord’s Prayer, it is always the people made up of the “new-born” who pray and obtain mercy.21


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

9. What is the full and definitive stage of God’s Revelation?

267. What is the essential rite of Confirmation?

503. What is set forth by the seventh commandment?

412. On what is human equality based?

570. What is meditation?

181. Why does ecclesial ministry also have a personal character?

215. When will this judgment occur?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The Light of the World: Jesus is the light that illuminates the darkness (John 8:12)

What are the characteristics a Christian leader should have according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7?

What is the Battle of the Valley of Jehoshaphat mentioned in the book of Joel and what is its significance?

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

What does the Bible say about the wrath of God and how does it relate to the need for salvation?

How can Christ’s return be a comfort in the midst of pain, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18?

How to experience communion with God?