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The way in which believers communicate to God

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
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
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
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
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