Church at prayer, also leads her towards the fullness of truth and inspires new formulations expressing the unfathomable mystery of Christ at work in his Churchs life, sacraments and mission.
spiritual traditions. The forms of prayer revealed in the apostolic and canonical Scriptures remain normative for e.
is an encounter between God and man. In blessing, Gods gift and mans acceptance of it are united in dialogue with each other. The prayer of blessing is mans response to Gods gifts: because God blesses, the human heart can in return bless the One who is the source of every blessing.
ascends in the Holy Spirit through Christ to the Father we bless him for having blessed us;97 it implores the grace of the Holy Spirit that descends through Christ from the Father he blesses us.~8
is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us99 and the almighty power of the Saviour who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the King of Glory,00 respectful silence in the presence of the ever greater God.° Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love
2629 The vocabulary of supplication in the New Testament is rich in shades of meaning: ask, beseech, plead, invoke, entreat, cry out, even struggle in prayer.°2 Its most usual form, because the most spontaneous, is petition: by prayer of petition we express awareness of our relationship with God. We are creatures who are not our own beginning, not the masters of adversity, not our own