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The way in which believers communicate to God

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is the greatest and highest act of prayer, and constitutes the centre and the source from which even the other forms receive "nourishment": the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic adoration, Lectio … divina, the Holy Rosary, meditation. All these expressions of prayer, which have their centre in the Eucharist, fulfil the words of Jesus in the priest's day and in all his life: "I am the good shepherd …
answered Aug 31 '12 by Andrew Leach
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God does answer every prayer, but the answer may be “No, I don’t think so.” Mgr Robert Mercer said as much in a sermon (at the funeral of a priest who, gravely ill, died a few days after ordination … tack a phrase like “In Jesus’ name we ask it” on to any prayer we say; but that we should be “in his name”. And I will do whatever you ask in my name. The Greek word όνομα can mean name as in good …
answered Dec 18 '13 by Andrew Leach
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It's not a prayer for the Pope; it's a prayer for the intention of the Pope. From the Enchiridion of Indulgences issued on 29 June 1968: 26. To acquire a plenary indulgence it is necessary to … perform the work to which the indulgence is attached and to fulfill the following three conditions: • sacramental confession, • Eucharistic Communion, • and prayer for the intention of the …
answered Feb 12 '13 by Andrew Leach
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The earliest may not be easy to find, but I'll put a marker down. St Ephraim the Syrian, who died in 373, prayed: Ye victorious martyrs who endured torments gladly for the sake of the God and Sav …
answered Jan 31 '15 by Andrew Leach
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Coverdale's (1537) who translates Ps 84:5 as "alway". The Gloria Patri itself comes from the Hours of the Divine Office and would not have appeared in any English book before an English prayer book was … mandated by the 1549 Act of Uniformity. The probable culprit for "world without end" is Cranmer, who prepared the Prayer Book of 1549. † The different numbering comes from the Septuagint. This may indicate that the translation is closer to the Hebrew than the Latin. …
answered Jan 28 '16 by Andrew Leach