Posts Tagged ‘The Lord’s Prayer’
 
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What is God’s will? Why is it so hard to follow God’s will?

“For the reasoning of mortals is worthless, and our designs are likely to fail (Wis 9:14)
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 8


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Pope Francis: Christian prayer is a dialogue between people who love one another based on trust

(Vatican News) In his reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Pope Francis said that the disciples wanted “to experience the same ‘quality’” of prayer was present in Jesus’ relationship with the Father.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 31


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Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit makes us capable of praying as children of God

(CNA) Pope Francis Wednesday asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede for Chinese Catholics, whom he said continue to believe and hope amid trials.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 22


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Pope Francis: Forgiveness flows from Christ on the cross, which liberates us from evil

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that Jesus gave humanity a precious gift on the cross -- liberation from evil.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 16


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Pope Francis: God is a Father and cannot abandon us

(CNA) Pope Francis Wednesday reminded those who think belief in the devil is antiquated or outdated that Satan really exists and that Jesus himself experienced his temptations and overcame them.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 2


 
Pope Francis: If you do not try to forgive, you will not be forgiven

(CNA) To stop the spread of evil in the world, Catholics must go above and beyond, loving and forgiving others even when it is undeserved, Pope Francis urged Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 25


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Pope Francis: In fatigue, prayer is relief, trust, comfort

(CNA) Jesus’ glory is not found in the acclaim or applause of the world, but in the act of suffering and dying out of love – the same love demanded of everyone, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 17


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Pope Francis: We always remain children who owe everything to the Father

(CNA) Pope Francis warned Wednesday that pride is the most dangerous attitude in the Christian life, pointing out that even the holiest of people have received everything from God.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 11


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Pope Francis: The bread that the Christian asks for in prayer is not “mine” but “our” bread

(CNA) The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how well they shared their gifts with those in need, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 27


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Pope Francis: Our Father is the prayer of children who know the heart of their father

(CNA) To pray is to believe in God’s power to replace the evil in the world with goodness, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 20


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Pope Francis: The first step in Christian prayer is the surrender of ourselves to God

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that evil is limited compared to the expanding force of God’s holiness in the world.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 27


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Pope Francis: You are a beloved child of God, nothing in life that can extinguish his love for you

(CNA) Despite the best efforts of human beings, it is only God the Father who will never fall short in loving his children, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 20


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Pope Francis: There is no room for individualism in dialogue with God

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that one’s prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others’ needs.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 14


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Pope Francis: To pray well, we must get to have a child’s heart

(CNA/EWTN News).- God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by our own sense of guilt or unworthiness.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 17


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Pope Francis: Prayer always transforms reality

(CNA/EWTN News) Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is to change the person, not the circumstance, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 10


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Pope Francis: Turn to God in prayer, as a child turns to his or her father

(CNA/EWTN News) When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the ‘Our Father,’ Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as his beloved child and speaking from the heart.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 3


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Pope Francis: Our Father is a short but bold prayer”full of “filial trust

(CNA) Pope Francis gave an Advent reminder Wednesday that faith should not be just a “decorative” addition to daily life by pointing to how the ‘Our Father’ prayer embodies the essence of life itself.
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 12


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Pope Francis: Begin our prayer with humility

(CNA/EWTN News) Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, Pope Francis said Wednesday. “Even if we have been praying for so many years, we must always learn!” the pope said December 5. “The prayer of man, this yearning that […]
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 5


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Pope Francis: The peace of Christ cannot take root in a heart incapable of living fraternity and of repairing it after having wounded it

(CNA/EWTN News) At the general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the recitation of the Our Father at Mass, asking if when we pray it, we understand whom we are praying to and the relationship we are called to have with him.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 15


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Pope Francis: Our heavenly father is always there looking with love, and surely does not abandon us

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is that we have a God we are taught to call ‘Father’ – a father who never leaves us and who we can call on in prayer at any moment.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 8


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Thy Kingdom Come

Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 19


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Hallowed be Thy Name

What should one see when observing those who truly believe in God? He would behold a way of life achieved through virtue and cleansed from all stain of sin, a life free from all suspicion of wickedness. Such life shines with prudence, dignity and discernment. It displays fortitude against the attacks of evil passions, being […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 11


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Lord, teach us to pray

The disciples having seen a new way of life, desire a new form of prayer, since there were several prayers to be found in the Old Testament. Hence it follows, “When he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray'”, in order that we might not sin against God in […]
Publish date: 2013 - 10 - 9


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Pope Francis: If I cannot be a brother, I can hardly become a child of the Father

(生命恩泉文摘編輯小組翻譯)教宗方濟各在週四早上的彌撒講道中說,要唸天主經,我們要有一顆願與弟兄修和的心。我們不說「我的天父」,而說「我們的天父」,因為我們不是獨生子女。這是教宗講道的重點。 祈禱不是魔術,而是把我們自己託付在天父的懷中。教宗的講道集中談今天的福音,耶穌教門徒以「天主經」來祈禱。他說,耶穌給了我們一個忠告:「你們祈禱時,不要嘮嘮叨叨」,不要說無意義、多餘的話。他提醒我們祈禱不是什麼魔法。耶穌教我們不要跟祂說那麼多話,因為祂已知道一切。教宗也指出,禱詞以「我們的天父」開始,是祈禱的關鍵:「不說這句話,或不用心去說這話,你不能祈禱。」 「我向誰祈禱?向全能的天主?祂太遙遠。噢,我聽不到祂。耶穌也一樣。我向誰祈禱?…你一定要向天父祈禱!這是一個有力的字眼,『父親』。你一定要向創造你、給你生命的那位祈禱。不是對所有人。而是對那位在你旅途上陪伴著你:祂知道你生命裡的一切。如果我們不以此開始我們的祈禱——不單以唇舌,而是用心——我們不能以基督徒的言語祈禱。」 教宗說:「父親是一個有力的字眼,它把大門敞開。在獻祭的時候,依撒格發現有些不妥,因為欠缺了一隻羊。但他相信他的父親,也把他的憂慮跟他父親傾訴。『父親』這字眼也是那位離開了家,後來想回去的浪子所想起的。而那父親在遠處看見他,就跑過去迎接,那兒子把自己投在父親的懷中,被愛包圍著。『父親,我得罪了天,也得罪了你』是祈禱的關鍵:去感受天父的愛。」 「我們有一位天父,祂跟我們很接近。祂擁抱我們…讓我們把所有憂慮都交給祂。祂知道我們需要的一切。但我的天父?不是,是我們的天父!因為我不是獨生子女,我們全部都不是,如果我無法作眾人的弟兄,我就很難成為天父的兒子,因為祂是眾人的天父。沒錯,祂是我的,但也是他人的。如果我們不能和他人和睦共處,我不能稱祂為父。」 教宗補充說,耶穌教我們以天主經祈禱以後,特別強調如果我們不寬恕別人,天父也不會寬恕我們。「要寬恕他人很難,真的很難,因為我們總是感到遺憾。我們想:『你這樣對我…』,要他償還。」 「不行,心存敵意,我們便不能祈禱。這是困難的,毫不容易。…但耶穌對我們承諾要派遣聖神:是祂教我們,由我們的內心說:『天父』,也說:『我們的』。今天,我們求聖神教我們說『天父』,也說『我們的』, 亦以此與我們的仇人修和。」 資料來源 Source: Pope at Mass: How to pray the Our Father
Publish date: 2013 - 6 - 20