Thursday, November 11, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Lord's Prayer continued

The Second Petition

Thy kingdom come.

What does this mean?

The kingdom of God comes indeed without our prayer, of itself;
but we pray in this petition that it may come unto us also.

How is this done?

When our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit,
so that by His grace
we believe His holy Word and lead a godly life,
here in time
and hereafter in eternity.

Secunda Petitio

Adveniat regnum tuum.

Quae est huius petitionis sententia?

Regnum Dei venit etiam per se, sine nostra oratione;
sed petimus hac precatione, ut ad nos quoque perveniat.

Qua ratione fit istud?

Cum Pater caelestis dat nobis suum Sactum Spiritum,
qui efficit gratia sua,
ut sancto eius Verbo credamus ac pie vivamus,
cum in hoc tempore,
tum postea in aeternum.

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