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1 Prol, 0, 1, 3 | celebrating it in liturgy and prayer.6~ 2 Prol, 0, 4, 13 | the Commandments), and the prayer of the believer (the Lord' 3 Prol, 0, 4, 13 | the believer (the Lord's Prayer).~Part One: the Profession 4 Prol, 0, 4, 16 | Section Two).~Part Four: Prayer in the Life of Faith~ 5 Prol, 0, 4, 17 | meaning and importance of prayer in the life of believers ( 6 Prol, 0, 4, 17 | petitions of the Lord's Prayer (Section Two), for indeed 7 1, 1, 0, 26 | God's commandments and in prayer, we must first ask what " 8 1, 1, 2, 55(8) | Roman Missal, Eucharistic Prayer IV, 118.~ 9 1, 1, 2, 78 | Church, in her belief and her prayer."38~ 10 1, 1, 2, 127 | occupy my mind when I'm at prayer; my poor soul has so many 11 1, 2, 1, 210 | golden calf, God hears Moses' prayer of intercession and agrees 12 1, 2, 1, 227 | circumstance, even in adversity. A prayer of St. Teresa of Jesus wonderfully 13 1, 2, 1, 249 | preaching, catechesis and prayer of the Church. Such formulations 14 1, 2, 1, 257(93) | LH, Hymn for Evening Prayer.~ 15 1, 2, 1, 260(102)| Prayer of Blessed Elizabeth of 16 1, 2, 1, 276 | Church often addresses her prayer to the "almighty and eternal 17 1, 2, 1, 277 | Missal, 26th Sunday, Opening Prayer).~ 18 1, 2, 1, 288 | message of the prophets, the prayer of the psalms and the liturgy, 19 1, 2, 1, 304 | people to trust in him. the prayer of the Psalms is the great 20 1, 2, 1, 349(217)| Missal, Easter Vigil 24, prayer after the first reading.~ 21 1, 2, 2, 435 | at the heart of Christian prayer. All liturgical prayers 22 1, 2, 2, 435 | womb, Jesus." the Eastern prayer of the heart, the Jesus 23 1, 2, 2, 435 | of the heart, the Jesus Prayer, says: "Lord Jesus Christ, 24 1, 2, 2, 451 | 451 Christian prayer is characterized by the 25 1, 2, 2, 451 | whether in the invitation to prayer ("The Lord be with you"), 26 1, 2, 2, 461(83) | Saturday, Canticle at Evening Prayer.~ 27 1, 2, 2, 469(95) | January, Antiphon for Morning Prayer; cf. St. Leo the Great, 28 1, 2, 2, 520 | to imitate, through his prayer he draws us to pray, and 29 1, 2, 2, 526(208)| January, Antiphon I of Evening Prayer.~ 30 1, 2, 2, 528(212)| cf. LH, Epiphany, Evening Prayer II, Antiphon at the Canticle~   31 1, 2, 2, 528(215)| Missal, Easter Vigil 26, Prayer after the third~   reading.~ 32 1, 2, 2, 550(279)| Lent, Holy Week, Evening Prayer, Hymn Vexilla Regis: Regnavit 33 1, 2, 2, 561 | miracles, his gestures, his prayer, his love for people, his 34 1, 2, 2, 575 | almsgiving, fasting and prayer),327 The custom of addressing 35 1, 2, 2, 584 | of his Father, a house of prayer, and he was angered that 36 1, 2, 2, 617(451)| Lent, Holy Week, Evening Prayer, Hymn Vexilla Regis.~ 37 1, 2, 3, 688 | communion with Christ; ~- in prayer, wherein he intercedes for 38 1, 2, 3, 696 | Holy Spirit's actions. the prayer of the prophet Elijah, who " 39 1, 2, 3, 703(64) | Troparion of Morning~   Prayer.~ 40 1, 2, 3, 726 | accord devoted themselves to prayer,"109 at the dawn of the " 41 1, 2, 3, 728 | Spirit in connection with prayer114 and with the witness 42 1, 2, 3, 729 | Father in answer to Jesus' prayer; he will be sent by the 43 1, 2, 3, 741 | works, is the master of prayer. (This will be the topic 44 1, 2, 3, 764 | new "way of acting" and a prayer of their own.167~ 45 1, 2, 3, 821 | which causes divisions; ~- prayer in common, because "change 46 1, 2, 3, 821 | with public and private prayer for the unity of Christians, 47 1, 2, 3, 822 | place all our hope "in the prayer of Christ for the Church, 48 1, 2, 3, 893 | sanctify the Church by their prayer and work, by their ministry 49 1, 2, 3, 920 | of solitude and assiduous prayer and penance."460~ 50 1, 2, 3, 924 | the world (or the nun) in prayer, penance, service of her 51 1, 2, 3, 958 | suffrages for them."498 Our prayer for them is capable not 52 1, 2, 3, 971 | Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an " 53 1, 2, 3, 1020(589)| OCF, Prayer of Commendation.~ 54 1, 2, 3, 1032 | based on the practice of prayer for the dead, already mentioned 55 2, 0, 0, 1072 | and service to her unity.~Prayer and liturgy~ 56 2, 0, 0, 1073 | participation in Christ's own prayer addressed to the Father 57 2, 0, 0, 1073 | the liturgy, all Christian prayer finds its source and goal. 58 2, 0, 0, 1073 | and internalized by all prayer, "at all times in the Spirit."12~ 59 2, 1, 1, 1096 | the response to this word, prayer of praise and intercession 60 2, 1, 1, 1096 | Word originates in Jewish prayer. the Liturgy of the Hours 61 2, 1, 1, 1096 | prayers, including the Lord's Prayer, have parallels in Jewish 62 2, 1, 1, 1096 | have parallels in Jewish prayer. the Eucharistic Prayers 63 2, 1, 1, 1109 | The epiclesis is also a prayer for the full effect of the 64 2, 1, 1, 1124 | 5th cent.]).45 The law of prayer is the law of faith: the 65 2, 1, 1, 1127 | Father always hears the prayer of his Son's Church which, 66 2, 1, 2, 1157 | criteria: beauty expressive of prayer, the unanimous participation 67 2, 1, 2, 1165 | is a word that marks her prayer: "Today!" - a word echoing 68 2, 1, 2, 1165 | Today!" - a word echoing the prayer her Lord taught her and 69 2, 1, 2, 1174 | God."47 In this "public prayer of the Church,"48 The faithful ( 70 2, 1, 2, 1174 | Bridegroom. It is the very prayer which Christ himself together 71 2, 1, 2, 1175 | is intended to become the prayer of the whole People of God. 72 2, 1, 2, 1175 | called to remain diligent in prayer and the service of the word; 73 2, 1, 2, 1177 | the Hours integrate the prayer of the psalms into the age 74 2, 1, 2, 1177 | and prepare for silent prayer. the lectio divina, where 75 2, 1, 2, 1177 | meditated that it becomes prayer, is thus rooted in the liturgical 76 2, 1, 2, 1181 | 1181 A church, "a house of prayer in which the Eucharist is 77 2, 1, 2, 1181 | taste and a worthy place for prayer and sacred ceremonial."57 78 2, 1, 2, 1184 | assembly and of directing prayer."63 ~The lectern (ambo): " 79 2, 1, 2, 1185 | recollection and silent prayer that extend and internalize 80 2, 1, 2, 1185 | and internalize the great prayer of the Eucharist.~ 81 2, 1, 2, 1191 | the beauty expressive of prayer, the unanimous participation 82 2, 1, 2, 1196 | our high priest, by the prayer of the Psalms, meditation 83 2, 1, 2, 1196 | unceasing and universal prayer that gives glory to the 84 2, 1, 2, 1199 | his praise, lifts up her prayer, and offers the sacrifice 85 2, 1, 2, 1199 | recollection and personal prayer.~ 86 2, 2, 1, 1238 | water is consecrated by a prayer of epiclesis (either at 87 2, 2, 1, 1243 | God entitled to say the prayer of the children of God: " 88 2, 2, 1, 1300 | Eastern Churches, after a prayer of epiclesis the more significant 89 2, 2, 1, 1310 | Holy Spirit. More intense prayer should prepare one to receive 90 2, 2, 1, 1348 | and says the Eucharistic Prayer. All have their own active 91 2, 2, 1, 1352 | anaphora: with the Eucharistic Prayer - the prayer of thanksgiving 92 2, 2, 1, 1352 | Eucharistic Prayer - the prayer of thanksgiving and consecration - 93 2, 2, 1, 1355 | preceded by the Lord's prayer and the breaking of the 94 2, 2, 1, 1362 | the words of institution a prayer called the anamnesis or 95 2, 2, 1, 1368 | their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with 96 2, 2, 1, 1368 | represented as a woman in prayer, arms outstretched in the 97 2, 2, 1, 1373 | his word, in his Church's prayer, "where two or three are 98 2, 2, 1, 1402 | 1402 In an ancient prayer the Church acclaims the 99 2, 2, 1, 1403 | who is to come." In her prayer she calls for his coming: " 100 2, 2, 1, 1404(244)| EP III 116: prayer for the dead.~ 101 2, 2, 2, 1422 | charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion."4~ 102 2, 2, 2, 1434 | on three forms, fasting, prayer, and almsgiving,31 which 103 2, 2, 2, 1442 | Christ has willed that in her prayer and life and action his 104 2, 2, 2, 1449 | his Spirit, through the prayer and ministry of the Church:~ 105 2, 2, 2, 1460 | committed. It can consist of prayer, an offering, works of mercy, 106 2, 2, 2, 1473 | and charity, as well as by prayer and the various practices 107 2, 2, 2, 1480 | the priest's absolution; a prayer of thanksgiving and praise 108 2, 2, 2, 1499 | anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole 109 2, 2, 2, 1509 | accompanying them with her prayer of intercession. She believes 110 2, 2, 2, 1510 | name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick 111 2, 2, 2, 1526 | name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick 112 2, 2, 2, 1531 | accompanied by the liturgical prayer of the celebrant asking 113 2, 2, 3, 1538 | bishop, with the consecratory prayer, constitutes the visible 114 2, 2, 3, 1540 | with God by sacrifices and prayer,9 this priesthood nevertheless 115 2, 2, 3, 1541(12) | Ordination of Bishops 26, Prayer of Consecration.~ 116 2, 2, 3, 1542(13) | Ordination of Priests 22, Prayer of Consecration.~ 117 2, 2, 3, 1543 | 1543 In the consecratory prayer for ordination of deacons, 118 2, 2, 3, 1543(14) | Ordination of Deacons 21, Prayer of Consecration.~ 119 2, 2, 3, 1552 | when presenting to God the prayer of the Church, and above 120 2, 2, 3, 1553 | delegates of the community. the prayer and offering of the Church 121 2, 2, 3, 1553 | are inseparable from the prayer and offering of Christ, 122 2, 2, 3, 1573 | s specific consecratory prayer asking God for the outpouring 123 2, 2, 3, 1586 | the governing spirit": Prayer of Episcopal Consecration 124 2, 2, 3, 1586(78) | Ordination of Bishops 26, Prayer of Consecration;~   cf. 125 2, 2, 3, 1586(79) | Ordination of Bishops 26, Prayer of Consecration; cf.~   126 2, 2, 3, 1587 | ordination is expressed by this prayer of the Byzantine Rite. the 127 2, 2, 3, 1597 | hands followed by a solemn prayer of consecration asking God 128 2, 2, 3, 1637 | virtues, and perseverance in prayer can prepare the non-believing 129 2, 2, 3, 1651 | the Mass, to persevere in prayer, to contribute to works 130 2, 2, 3, 1657 | reception of the sacraments, prayer and thanksgiving, the witness 131 2, 2, 3, 1657 | above all divine worship in prayer and the offering of one' 132 2, 2, 3, 1666 | a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues 133 2, 2, 4, 1668 | time. They always include a prayer, often accompanied by a 134 2, 2, 4, 1670 | do, but by the Church's prayer, they prepare us to receive 135 2, 2, 4, 1687 | community assembling in prayer also awaits the "words of 136 3, 0, 0, 1692 | the sacraments and through prayer.~ 137 3, 1, 1, 1742 | experience attests especially in prayer, the more docile we are 138 3, 1, 1, 1742(38) | Missal, 32nd Sunday, Opening Prayer: Omnipotens et misericors~   139 3, 1, 1, 1785 | assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. 140 3, 1, 1, 1802 | assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. 141 3, 1, 1, 1820 | expressed and nourished in prayer, especially in the Our Father, 142 3, 1, 2, 1900 | the Church's most ancient prayer for political authorities:18 " 143 3, 1, 3, 1968 | forgiveness of enemies and prayer for persecutors, in emulation 144 3, 1, 3, 1969 | of religion: almsgiving, prayer and fasting, directing them 145 3, 1, 3, 1969 | be seen by men."24 Its prayer is the Our Father.25~ 146 3, 1, 3, 1971 | tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs 147 3, 1, 3, 2010 | the object of Christian prayer. Prayer attends to the grace 148 3, 1, 3, 2010 | object of Christian prayer. Prayer attends to the grace we 149 3, 1, 3, 2031 | celebration of the sacraments, prayer and teaching are conjoined 150 3, 1, 3, 2041 | minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the 151 3, 2, 1, 2097 | the idolatry of the world.~Prayer~ 152 3, 2, 1, 2098 | commandment are accomplished in prayer. Lifting up the mind toward 153 3, 2, 1, 2098 | of our adoration of God: prayer of praise and thanksgiving, 154 3, 2, 1, 2098 | intercession and petition. Prayer is an indispensable condition 155 3, 2, 1, 2101 | to God this action, that prayer, this alms-giving, that 156 3, 2, 1, 2165 | and the assurance of his prayer.~ 157 3, 2, 1, 2178 | confess your sins, repent in prayer.... Be present at the sacred 158 3, 2, 1, 2178 | divine liturgy, conclude its prayer and do not leave before 159 3, 2, 1, 2178 | day is given to you for prayer and rest. This is the day 160 3, 2, 1, 2183 | diocesan bishop, or engage in prayer for an appropriate amount 161 3, 2, 1, 2188 | everyone a public example of prayer, respect, and joy and defend 162 3, 2, 2, 2205 | called to partake of the prayer and sacrifice of Christ. 163 3, 2, 2, 2205 | sacrifice of Christ. Daily prayer and the reading of the Word 164 3, 2, 2, 2252 | their children in the faith, prayer, and all the virtues. They 165 3, 2, 2, 2299 | They will be helped by the prayer of their relatives, who 166 3, 2, 2, 2307 | insistently urges everyone to prayer and to action so that the 167 3, 2, 2, 2340 | virtues, and fidelity to prayer. "Indeed it is through chastity 168 3, 2, 2, 2359 | disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they 169 3, 2, 2, 2502 | draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God, 170 3, 2, 2, 2520 | yearning in fools";313 ~- by prayer:~I thought that continence 171 3, 2, 2, 2532 | Purification of the heart demands prayer, the practice of chastity, 172 4 | PART FOUR:~CHRISTIAN PRAYER~ 173 4, 1 | SECTION ONE~PRAYER IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ~ 174 4, 1, 0, 2558 | God. This relationship is prayer.~WHAT IS PRAYER?~For me, 175 4, 1, 0, 2558 | relationship is prayer.~WHAT IS PRAYER?~For me, prayer is a surge 176 4, 1, 0, 2558 | WHAT IS PRAYER?~For me, prayer is a surge of the heart;~ 177 4, 1, 0, 2558 | embracing both trial and joy.1~Prayer as God's gift~ 178 4, 1, 0, 2559 | 2559 "Prayer is the raising of one's 179 4, 1, 0, 2559 | humility is the foundation of prayer,~Only when we humbly acknowledge 180 4, 1, 0, 2559 | receive freely the gift of prayer. ~"Man is a beggar before 181 4, 1, 0, 2560 | of God!"7 ~The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well 182 4, 1, 0, 2560 | Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God' 183 4, 1, 0, 2561 | water."9 ~Paradoxically our prayer of petition is a response 184 4, 1, 0, 2561 | that can hold no water!"10 ~Prayer is the response of faith 185 4, 1, 0, 2561 | of the only Son of God.11~Prayer as covenant~ 186 4, 1, 0, 2562 | 2562 Where does prayer come from? ~Whether prayer 187 4, 1, 0, 2562 | prayer come from? ~Whether prayer is expressed in words or 188 4, 1, 0, 2562 | in naming the source of prayer, Scripture speaks sometimes 189 4, 1, 0, 2562 | far from God, the words of prayer are in vain.~ 190 4, 1, 0, 2564 | 2564 Christian prayer is a covenant relationship 191 4, 1, 0, 2564 | the Son of God made man.~Prayer as communion~ 192 4, 1, 0, 2565 | 2565 In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship 193 4, 1, 0, 2565 | spirit."12 ~Thus, the life of prayer is the habit of being in 194 4, 1, 0, 2565 | been united with Christ.13 ~Prayer is Christian insofar as 195 4, 1, 1 | CHAPTER ONE~THE REVELATION OF PRAYER - THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO 196 4, 1, 1 | THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO PRAYER~ 197 4, 1, 1, 2567 | mysterious encounter known as prayer. In prayer, the faithful 198 4, 1, 1, 2567 | encounter known as prayer. In prayer, the faithful God's initiative 199 4, 1, 1, 2567 | reveals man to himself, prayer appears as a reciprocal 200 4, 1, 1, 2568 | Testament, the revelation of prayer comes between the fall and 201 4, 1, 1, 2568 | to do your will, O God."4 Prayer is bound up with human history, 202 4, 1, 1, 2568 | events.~Creation - source of prayer~ 203 4, 1, 1, 2569 | 2569 Prayer is lived in the first place 204 4, 1, 1, 2569 | with God."6 This kind of prayer is lived by many righteous 205 4, 1, 1, 2569 | always called people to prayer. But it is above all beginning 206 4, 1, 1, 2569 | our father Abraham that prayer is revealed in the Old Testament.~ 207 4, 1, 1, 2569 | Testament.~God's promise and the prayer of Faith~ 208 4, 1, 1, 2570 | s will, is essential to prayer, while the words used count 209 4, 1, 1, 2570 | relation to it. Abraham's prayer is expressed first by deeds: 210 4, 1, 1, 2570 | later does Abraham's first prayer in words appear: a veiled 211 4, 1, 1, 2570 | one aspect of the drama of prayer appears from the beginning: 212 4, 1, 1, 2572 | deliver him up for us all.15 Prayer restores man to God's likeness 213 4, 1, 1, 2573 | has retained the symbol of prayer as a battle of faith and 214 4, 1, 1, 2573 | perseverance.18~Moses and the prayer of the mediator~ 215 4, 1, 1, 2574 | ratification of the covenant), the prayer of Moses becomes the most 216 4, 1, 1, 2574 | example of intercessory prayer, which will be fulfilled 217 4, 1, 1, 2575 | the primordial images of prayer in the spiritual tradition 218 4, 1, 1, 2576 | to his friend."21 Moses' prayer is characteristic of contemplative 219 4, 1, 1, 2576 | characteristic of contemplative prayer by which God's servant remains 220 4, 1, 1, 2577 | The arguments of his prayer - for intercession is also 221 4, 1, 1, 2577 | his name.~David and the prayer of the king~ 222 4, 1, 1, 2578 | 2578 The prayer of the People of God flourishes 223 4, 1, 1, 2579 | will be a model for the prayer of the people. His prayer, 224 4, 1, 1, 2579 | prayer of the people. His prayer, the prayer of God's Anointed, 225 4, 1, 1, 2579 | people. His prayer, the prayer of God's Anointed, is a 226 4, 1, 1, 2579 | of Jewish and Christian prayer. the prayer of Christ, the 227 4, 1, 1, 2579 | and Christian prayer. the prayer of Christ, the true Messiah 228 4, 1, 1, 2579 | fulfill the meaning of this prayer.~ 229 4, 1, 1, 2580 | Jerusalem, the house of prayer that David wanted to build, 230 4, 1, 1, 2580 | of his son, Solomon. the prayer at the dedication of the 231 4, 1, 1, 2581 | place of their education in prayer: pilgrimages, feasts and 232 4, 1, 1, 2581 | were appeals to and ways of prayer. But ritualism often encouraged 233 4, 1, 1, 2582 | s cry in response to his prayer on Mount Carmel.31 St. James 234 4, 1, 1, 2582 | encourage us to pray: "The prayer of the righteous is powerful 235 4, 1, 1, 2583 | her faith by his urgent prayer: God brings the widow's 236 4, 1, 1, 2584 | for their mission. Their prayer is not flight from this 237 4, 1, 1, 2584 | Word of God. At times their prayer is an argument or a complaint, 238 4, 1, 1, 2584 | history.36~The Psalms, the prayer of the assembly~ 239 4, 1, 1, 2585 | books show a deepening in prayer for oneself and in prayer 240 4, 1, 1, 2585 | prayer for oneself and in prayer for others.37 Thus the psalms 241 4, 1, 1, 2585 | Praises"), the masterwork of prayer in the Old Testament.~ 242 4, 1, 1, 2586 | nourished and expressed the prayer of the People of God gathered 243 4, 1, 1, 2586 | in the synagogues. Their prayer is inseparably personal 244 4, 1, 1, 2586 | embrace all creation. Their prayer recalls the saving events 245 4, 1, 1, 2586 | remain essential to the prayer of the Church.38~ 246 4, 1, 1, 2587 | Word of God becomes man's prayer. In other books of the Old 247 4, 1, 1, 2588 | Psalter's many forms of prayer take shape both in the liturgy 248 4, 1, 1, 2589 | simplicity and spontaneity of prayer; the desire for God himself 249 4, 1, 1, 2589 | submission to his will. the prayer of the psalms is always 250 4, 1, 1, 2589 | both sounds the call to prayer and sings the response to 251 4, 1, 1, 2590 | 2590 "Prayer is the raising of one's 252 4, 1, 1, 2591 | encounter with Himself. Prayer unfolds throughout the whole 253 4, 1, 1, 2592 | 2592 The prayer of Abraham and Jacob is 254 4, 1, 1, 2593 | 2593 The prayer of Moses responds to the 255 4, 1, 1, 2593 | people. It foreshadows the prayer of intercession of the unique 256 4, 1, 1, 2594 | 2594 The prayer of the People of God flourished 257 4, 1, 1, 2596 | constitute the masterwork of prayer in the Old Testament. They 258 4, 1, 1, 2597 | permanent element of the prayer of the Church. They are 259 4, 1, 1, 2598 | 2598 The drama of prayer is fully revealed to us 260 4, 1, 1, 2598 | To seek to understand his prayer through what his witnesses 261 4, 1, 1, 2598 | first to contemplate him in prayer, then to hear how he teaches 262 4, 1, 1, 2598 | to know how he hears our prayer.~Jesus prays~ 263 4, 1, 1, 2599 | words and rhythms of the prayer of his people, in the synagogue 264 4, 1, 1, 2599 | Temple at Jerusalem. But his prayer springs from an otherwise 265 4, 1, 1, 2599 | Here the newness of prayer in the fullness of time 266 4, 1, 1, 2599 | be revealed: his filial prayer, which the Father awaits 267 4, 1, 1, 2600 | Spirit and the meaning of prayer in Christ's ministry. Jesus 268 4, 1, 1, 2600 | fail when tempted.44 Jesus' prayer before the events of salvation 269 4, 1, 1, 2601 | In seeing the Master at prayer the disciple of Christ also 270 4, 1, 1, 2601 | hearing the Son, the master of prayer, the children learn to pray 271 4, 1, 1, 2602 | includes all men in his prayer, for he has taken on humanity 272 4, 1, 1, 2602 | flesh, shares by his human prayer in all that "his brethren" 273 4, 1, 1, 2602 | visible manifestation of his prayer in secret.~ 274 4, 1, 1, 2603 | in his agony. the whole prayer of Jesus is contained in 275 4, 1, 1, 2604 | 2604 The second prayer, before the raising of Lazarus, 276 4, 1, 1, 2604 | made such petitions. Jesus' prayer, characterized by thanksgiving, 277 4, 1, 1, 2604 | as well."51~The priestly prayer of Jesus holds a unique 278 4, 1, 1, 2604 | reveals the ever present prayer of our High Priest and, 279 4, 1, 1, 2604 | he teaches us about our prayer to our Father, which will 280 4, 1, 1, 2605 | boundless depth of his filial prayer, not only before he freely 281 4, 1, 1, 2605 | words on the Cross, where prayer and the gift of self are 282 4, 1, 1, 2606 | completion the drama of prayer in the economy of creation 283 4, 1, 1, 2606 | Psalter gives us the key to prayer in Christ. In the "today" 284 4, 1, 1, 2606 | in dramatic terms how the prayer of Jesus accomplished the 285 4, 1, 1, 2607 | teaching us how to pray. His prayer to his Father is the theological 286 4, 1, 1, 2607 | hope, and charity) of our prayer to God. But the Gospel also 287 4, 1, 1, 2607 | Jesus' explicit teaching on prayer. Like a wise teacher he 288 4, 1, 1, 2607 | what they already know of prayer from the Old Covenant and 289 4, 1, 1, 2607 | will be the teachers of prayer in his Church.~ 290 4, 1, 1, 2608 | altar, love of enemies, and prayer for persecutors, prayer 291 4, 1, 1, 2608 | prayer for persecutors, prayer to the Father in secret, 292 4, 1, 1, 2610 | boldness: "Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive 293 4, 1, 1, 2610 | Such is the power of prayer and of faith that does not 294 4, 1, 1, 2611 | 2611 The prayer of faith consists not only 295 4, 1, 1, 2611 | disciples to bring into their prayer this concern for cooperating 296 4, 1, 1, 2612 | also to watchfulness. In prayer the disciple keeps watch, 297 4, 1, 1, 2612 | their Master, the disciples' prayer is a battle; only by keeping 298 4, 1, 1, 2612 | only by keeping watch in prayer can one avoid falling into 299 4, 1, 1, 2613 | Three principal parables on prayer are transmitted to us by 300 4, 1, 1, 2613 | invites us to urgent prayer: "Knock, and it will be 301 4, 1, 1, 2613 | one of the qualities of prayer: it is necessary to pray 302 4, 1, 1, 2613 | Church continues to make this prayer its own: Kyrie eleison!~ 303 4, 1, 1, 2614 | disciples the mystery of prayer to the Father, he reveals 304 4, 1, 1, 2614 | reveals to them what their prayer and ours must be, once he 305 4, 1, 1, 2614 | heard is founded on the prayer of Jesus.80~ 306 4, 1, 1, 2615 | Father gives us when our prayer is united with that of Jesus 307 4, 1, 1, 2615 | This new dimension of prayer and of its circumstances 308 4, 1, 1, 2615 | the Holy Spirit, Christian prayer is a communion of love with 309 4, 1, 1, 2615 | full."83~Jesus hears our prayer~ 310 4, 1, 1, 2616 | 2616 Prayer to Jesus is answered by 311 4, 1, 1, 2616 | Resurrection: Jesus hears the prayer of faith, expressed in words ( 312 4, 1, 1, 2616 | renewed in the traditional prayer to Jesus known as the Jesus 313 4, 1, 1, 2616 | Jesus known as the Jesus Prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son 314 4, 1, 1, 2616 | Jesus always responds to a prayer offered in faith: "Your 315 4, 1, 1, 2616 | three dimensions of Jesus' prayer: "He prays for us as our 316 4, 1, 1, 2616 | him and his in us."87~The prayer of the Virgin Mary~ 317 4, 1, 1, 2617 | 2617 Mary's prayer is revealed to us at the 318 4, 1, 1, 2617 | of the Holy Spirit, her prayer cooperates in a unique way 319 4, 1, 1, 2617 | Fiat": this is Christian prayer: to be wholly God's, because 320 4, 1, 1, 2620 | 2620 Jesus' filial prayer is the perfect model of 321 4, 1, 1, 2620 | is the perfect model of prayer in the New Testament. Often 322 4, 1, 1, 2620 | solitude and in secret, the prayer of Jesus involves a loving 323 4, 1, 1, 2623 | accord devoted themselves to prayer."93 The Spirit who teaches 324 4, 1, 1, 2623 | form her in the life of prayer.~ 325 4, 1, 1, 2624 | characteristic of the Church's prayer: founded on the apostolic 326 4, 1, 1, 2625 | Christ alive in his Church at prayer, also leads her toward the 327 4, 1, 1, 2625 | traditions. the forms of prayer revealed in the apostolic 328 4, 1, 1, 2625 | normative for Christian prayer.~ 329 4, 1, 1, 2626 | basic movement of Christian prayer: it is an encounter between 330 4, 1, 1, 2626 | dialogue with each other. the prayer of blessing is man's response 331 4, 1, 1, 2627 | express this movement: our prayer ascends in the Holy Spirit 332 4, 1, 1 | II. Prayer of Petition~ 333 4, 1, 1, 2629 | cry out, even "struggle in prayer."102 Its most usual form, 334 4, 1, 1, 2629 | spontaneous, is petition: by prayer of petition we express awareness 335 4, 1, 1, 2631 | The first movement of the prayer of petition is asking forgiveness, 336 4, 1, 1, 2631 | prerequisite for righteous and pure prayer. A trusting humility brings 337 4, 1, 1, 2631 | Eucharistic liturgy and personal prayer.~ 338 4, 1, 1, 2632 | Church, is the object of the prayer of the apostolic community.108 339 4, 1, 1, 2632 | community.108 It is the prayer of Paul, the apostle par 340 4, 1, 1, 2632 | ought to inspire Christian prayer.109 By prayer every baptized 341 4, 1, 1, 2632 | Christian prayer.109 By prayer every baptized person works 342 4, 1, 1 | III. Prayer of Intercession~ 343 4, 1, 1, 2634 | 2634 Intercession is a prayer of petition which leads 344 4, 1, 1 | IV. Prayer of Thanksgiving~ 345 4, 1, 1, 2637 | Thanksgiving characterizes the prayer of the Church which, in 346 4, 1, 1, 2638 | 2638 As in the prayer of petition, every event 347 4, 1, 1, 2638 | Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with 348 4, 1, 1 | V. Prayer of Praise~ 349 4, 1, 1, 2639 | 2639 Praise is the form of prayer which recognizes most immediately 350 4, 1, 1, 2639 | embraces the other forms of prayer and carries them toward 351 4, 1, 1, 2643 | and expresses all forms of prayer: it is "the pure offering" 352 4, 1, 1, 2644 | instructs her in the life of prayer, inspiring new expressions 353 4, 1, 1, 2644 | the same basic forms of prayer: blessing, petition, intercession, 354 4, 1, 1, 2646 | need are objects of the prayer of petition.~ 355 4, 1, 1, 2647 | 2647 Prayer of intercession consists 356 4, 1, 1, 2649 | 2649 Prayer of praise is entirely disinterested 357 4, 1, 2 | CHAPTER TWO~THE TRADITION OF PRAYER~ 358 4, 1, 2, 2650 | 2650 Prayer cannot be reduced to the 359 4, 1, 2, 2650 | Scriptures reveal about prayer: one must also learn how 360 4, 1, 2, 2651 | The tradition of Christian prayer is one of the ways in which 361 4, 1, 2 | 1~AT THE WELLSPRINGS OF PRAYER~ 362 4, 1, 2, 2653 | remember, however, that prayer should accompany the reading 363 4, 1, 2, 2654 | nourished by the word of God in prayer "Seek in reading and you 364 4, 1, 2, 2654 | meditating; knock in mental prayer and it will be opened to 365 4, 1, 2, 2655 | compare the heart to an altar. Prayer internalizes and assimilates 366 4, 1, 2, 2655 | lived out "in secret,"6 prayer is always prayer of the 367 4, 1, 2, 2655 | secret,"6 prayer is always prayer of the Church; it is a communion 368 4, 1, 2, 2656 | 2656 One enters into prayer as one enters into liturgy: 369 4, 1, 2, 2657 | in hope. Conversely, the prayer of the Church and personal 370 4, 1, 2, 2657 | the Church and personal prayer nourish hope in us. the 371 4, 1, 2, 2658 | has been given to us."10 Prayer, formed by the liturgical 372 4, 1, 2, 2658 | us. Love is the source of prayer; whoever draws from it reaches 373 4, 1, 2, 2658 | it reaches the summit of prayer. In the words of the Cure 374 4, 1, 2, 2658(11) | St. John Vianney, Prayer.~ 375 4, 1, 2, 2659 | events of each day, to make prayer spring up from us. Jesus' 376 4, 1, 2, 2660 | 2660 Prayer in the events of each day 377 4, 1, 2, 2660 | important to bring the help of prayer into humble, everyday situations; 378 4, 1, 2, 2660 | situations; all forms of prayer can be the leaven to which 379 4, 1, 2, 2662 | and charity are sources of prayer.~ 380 4, 1, 2 | Article 2~THE WAY OF PRAYER~ 381 4, 1, 2, 2663 | the living tradition of prayer, each Church proposes to 382 4, 1, 2, 2663 | context, a language for prayer: words, melodies, gestures, 383 4, 1, 2, 2663 | relation to Jesus Christ.~Prayer to the Father~ 384 4, 1, 2, 2664 | no other way of Christian prayer than Christ. Whether our 385 4, 1, 2, 2664 | than Christ. Whether our prayer is communal or personal, 386 4, 1, 2, 2664 | pray to God our Father.~Prayer to Jesus~ 387 4, 1, 2, 2665 | 2665 The prayer of the Church, nourished 388 4, 1, 2, 2665 | Lord Jesus. Even though her prayer is addressed above all to 389 4, 1, 2, 2665 | liturgical traditions forms of prayer addressed to Christ. Certain 390 4, 1, 2, 2665 | given their use in the Prayer of the Church, and the New 391 4, 1, 2, 2665 | and engrave in our hearts prayer to Christ in the form of 392 4, 1, 2, 2667 | developed in the tradition of prayer under many forms in East 393 4, 1, 2, 2668 | humbly attentive heart, the prayer is not lost by heaping up 394 4, 1, 2, 2668 | fruit with patience."20 This prayer is possible "at all times" 395 4, 1, 2, 2669 | 2669 The prayer of the Church venerates 396 4, 1, 2, 2669 | pierced by our sins. Christian prayer loves to follow the way 397 4, 1, 2, 2670 | who draws us on the way of prayer by his prevenient grace. 398 4, 1, 2, 2671 | simplest and most direct prayer is also traditional, "Come, 399 4, 1, 2, 2672 | interior Master of Christian prayer. He is the artisan of the 400 4, 1, 2, 2672 | the living tradition of prayer. To be sure, there are as 401 4, 1, 2, 2672 | there are as many paths of prayer as there are persons who 402 4, 1, 2, 2672 | Holy Spirit that Christian prayer is prayer in the Church.~ 403 4, 1, 2, 2672 | that Christian prayer is prayer in the Church.~In communion 404 4, 1, 2, 2673 | 2673 In prayer the Holy Spirit unites us 405 4, 1, 2, 2673 | and in which our filial prayer unites us in the Church 406 4, 1, 2, 2674 | mediator, is the way of our prayer; Mary, his mother and ours, 407 4, 1, 2, 2675 | Churches developed their prayer to the holy Mother of God, 408 4, 1, 2, 2675 | antiphons expressing this prayer, two movements usually alternate 409 4, 1, 2, 2676 | This twofold movement of prayer to Mary has found a privileged 410 4, 1, 2, 2676 | angel Gabriel opens this prayer. It is God himself who, 411 4, 1, 2, 2676 | intermediary, greets Mary. Our prayer dares to take up this greeting 412 4, 1, 2, 2677 | entrusting ourselves to her prayer, we abandon ourselves to 413 4, 1, 2, 2678 | in the West developed the prayer of the rosary as a popular 414 4, 1, 2, 2678 | Narek, the tradition of prayer is basically the same.~ 415 4, 1, 2, 2679 | Mary is the perfect Orans (prayer), a figure of the Church. 416 4, 1, 2, 2679 | pray with and to her. the prayer of the Church is sustained 417 4, 1, 2, 2679 | Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with 418 4, 1, 2, 2680 | 2680 Prayer is primarily addressed to 419 4, 1, 2, 2681 | interior Teacher of Christian prayer.~ 420 4, 1, 2 | Article 3~GUIDES FOR PRAYER~A cloud of witnesses~ 421 4, 1, 2, 2683 | the living tradition of prayer by the example of their 422 4, 1, 2, 2683 | their writings, and their prayer today. They contemplate 423 4, 1, 2, 2684 | the living tradition of prayer and are essential guides 424 4, 1, 2, 2684 | his temple.44~Servants of prayer~ 425 4, 1, 2, 2685 | first place of education in prayer. Based on the sacrament 426 4, 1, 2, 2685 | Church" and to persevere in prayer. For young children in particular, 427 4, 1, 2, 2685 | particular, daily family prayer is the first witness of 428 4, 1, 2, 2686 | responsible for the formation in prayer of their brothers and sisters 429 4, 1, 2, 2686 | to the living waters of prayer: the Word of God, the liturgy, 430 4, 1, 2, 2687 | consecrated their whole lives to prayer. Hermits, monks, and nuns 431 4, 1, 2, 2687 | sustained or spread without prayer; it is one of the living 432 4, 1, 2, 2688 | Word of God in personal prayer, practicing it in liturgical 433 4, 1, 2, 2688 | practicing it in liturgical prayer, and internalizing it at 434 4, 1, 2, 2688 | essential support to the life of prayer, but it is important to 435 4, 1, 2, 2689 | 2689 Prayer groups, indeed "schools 436 4, 1, 2, 2689 | groups, indeed "schools of prayer," are today one of the signs 437 4, 1, 2, 2689 | driving forces of renewal of prayer in the Church, provided 438 4, 1, 2, 2689 | wellsprings of Christian prayer. Concern for ecclesial communion 439 4, 1, 2, 2689 | communion is a sign of true prayer in the Church.~ 440 4, 1, 2, 2690 | this common good which is prayer (spiritual direction). Men 441 4, 1, 2, 2690 | the living tradition of prayer.~According to St. John of 442 4, 1, 2, 2690 | Places favorable for prayer~ 443 4, 1, 2, 2691 | place for the liturgical prayer of the parish community. 444 4, 1, 2, 2691 | of indifference for true prayer. ~- For personal prayer, 445 4, 1, 2, 2691 | prayer. ~- For personal prayer, this can be a "prayer corner" 446 4, 1, 2, 2691 | personal prayer, this can be a "prayer corner" with the Sacred 447 4, 1, 2, 2691 | of little oratory fosters prayer in common. ~- In regions 448 4, 1, 2, 2691 | for more intense personal prayer.49 ~- Pilgrimages evoke 449 4, 1, 2, 2691 | occasions for renewal in prayer. For pilgrims seeking living 450 4, 1, 2, 2691 | living the forms of Christian prayer "in Church."~ 451 4, 1, 2, 2692 | 2692 In prayer, the pilgrim Church is associated 452 4, 1, 2, 2693 | the living tradition of prayer and are precious guides 453 4, 1, 2, 2694 | first place for education in prayer.~ 454 4, 1, 2, 2695 | consecrated life, catechesis, prayer groups, and "spiritual direction" 455 4, 1, 2, 2695 | Church in the practice of prayer.~ 456 4, 1, 2, 2696 | most appropriate places for prayer are personal or family oratories, 457 4, 1, 2, 2696 | proper place for liturgical prayer for the parish community 458 4, 1, 3 | CHAPTER THREE~THE LIFE OF PRAYER~ 459 4, 1, 3, 2697 | 2697 Prayer is the life of the new heart. 460 4, 1, 3, 2697 | prophetic traditions insist that prayer is a remembrance of God 461 4, 1, 3, 2697 | special times of Christian prayer, both in intensity and duration.~ 462 4, 1, 3, 2698 | intended to nourish continual prayer. Some are daily, such as 463 4, 1, 3, 2698 | such as morning and evening prayer, grace before and after 464 4, 1, 3, 2698 | are kept holy primarily by prayer. the cycle of the liturgical 465 4, 1, 3, 2698 | the Christian's life of prayer.~ 466 4, 1, 3, 2699 | personal expressions of his prayer. However, Christian Tradition 467 4, 1, 3, 2699 | three major expressions of prayer: vocal meditative, and contemplative. 468 4, 1, 3, 2699 | intense times in the life of prayer.~ 469 4, 1, 3 | Article 1~EXPRESSIONS OF PRAYER~ 470 4, 1, 3 | I. Vocal prayer~ 471 4, 1, 3, 2700 | words, mental or vocal, our prayer takes flesh. Yet it is most 472 4, 1, 3, 2700 | whom we are speaking in prayer: "Whether or not our prayer 473 4, 1, 3, 2700 | prayer: "Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on 474 4, 1, 3, 2701 | 2701 Vocal prayer is an essential element 475 4, 1, 3, 2701 | by their Master's silent prayer, Jesus teaches a vocal prayer, 476 4, 1, 3, 2701 | prayer, Jesus teaches a vocal prayer, the Our Father. He not 477 4, 1, 3, 2701 | to express his personal prayer, from exultant blessing 478 4, 1, 3, 2702 | involve the senses in interior prayer corresponds to a requirement 479 4, 1, 3, 2703 | and consequently living prayer that rises from the depths 480 4, 1, 3, 2703 | associates the body with interior prayer, for it renders him that 481 4, 1, 3, 2704 | thoroughly human, vocal prayer is the form of prayer most 482 4, 1, 3, 2704 | vocal prayer is the form of prayer most readily accessible 483 4, 1, 3, 2704 | to groups. Even interior prayer, however, cannot neglect 484 4, 1, 3, 2704 | however, cannot neglect vocal prayer. Prayer is internalized 485 4, 1, 3, 2704 | cannot neglect vocal prayer. Prayer is internalized to the extent 486 4, 1, 3, 2704 | whom we speak;"4 Thus vocal prayer becomes an initial form 487 4, 1, 3, 2704 | initial form of contemplative prayer.~ 488 4, 1, 3, 2707 | Spirit, along the one way of prayer: Christ Jesus.~ 489 4, 1, 3, 2708 | follow Christ. Christian prayer tries above all to meditate 490 4, 1, 3, 2708 | great value, but Christian prayer should go further: to the 491 4, 1, 3 | III. Contemplative Prayer~ 492 4, 1, 3, 2709 | 2709 What is contemplative prayer? St. Teresa answers: "Contemplative 493 4, 1, 3, 2709 | answers: "Contemplative prayer [oracion mental] in my opinion 494 4, 1, 3, 2709 | loves us."6 ~Contemplative prayer seeks him "whom my soul 495 4, 1, 3, 2709 | live in him. In this inner prayer we can still meditate, but 496 4, 1, 3, 2710 | time and duration of the prayer arises from a determined 497 4, 1, 3, 2710 | undertake contemplative prayer only when one has the time: 498 4, 1, 3, 2710 | always enter into inner prayer, independently of the conditions 499 4, 1, 3, 2711 | Entering into contemplative prayer is like entering into the 500 4, 1, 3, 2712 | 2712 Contemplative prayer is the prayer of the child


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