Pillars of Faith


Pillars of Faith

Christian Prayer - Part IV
March 11 – April 15, 2019
Monday Evenings 630PM - 830PM
St. Joan of Arc Parish - Merrillville, IN

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By focusing upon the spiritual life (CCC 2558-2865), especially as seen through the experience and practice of prayer, we are invited to draw deeper into our personal relationship with God. This intimacy is strengthen through Scripture, petition, meditation, as well as the multiple forms and methods of prayer.

"Prayer in the Old Testament" (CCC 2558-2597; Comp. 534-540)

  • Universal Call to Prayer
  • Abraham as Model of Prayer
  • How Did Moses Pray
  • The King, Temple Prayer; Role of the Prophets
  • Importance of the Psalms

"Prayer in the New Testament" (CCC 2598-2649; Comp. 541-549)

  • How Did Jesus Learn to Pray
  • When Did Jesus Pray
  • How Does Jesus Teach Us to Pray
  • How Did Mary Pray; What Does She Teach Us
  • Prayer in the Early Church

"Tradition of Prayer" (CCC 2650-2696; Comp. 550-566)

  • Forms of Prayer
  • Sources of Christian Prayer
  • Different Prayers in the Church
  • Role of the Holy Spirit in Prayer
  • Mary & the Saints as Guides to Prayer

"Life of Prayer" (CCC 2697-2758; Comp. 567-577)

  • Vocal
  • Meditation
  • Contemplation
  • Objections to Prayer
  • Difficulties in Prayer

"Our Father—Part I" (CCC 2759-2802; Comp. 578-586)

  • Origin of the Our Father
  • Summary of the Gospel
  • Place of the Our Father in the Church
  • Dare to Draw Near to God; Addressing God as Father
  • Who Art in Heaven

"Our Father—Part II" (CCC 2803-2865; Comp. 587-598)

  • Hallowed Be Thy Name
  • Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
  • Forgive Us As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us
  • Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil

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