Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Lord's Prayer continued

The Fifth Petition

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

What does this mean?

We pray in this petition
that our Father in heaven would not look upon our sins,
nor on their account deny our prayer;
for we are worthy of none of the things
for which we pray, neither have we deserved them;
but that He would grant them all to us by grace;
for we daily sin much
and indeed deserve nothing but punishment.
So will we also heartily forgive
and readily do good
to those who sin against us.

Quinta Petitio

Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.

Quae est huius petitionis sententia?

Petimus hac precatione,
ne Pater caelestis velit respicere et examinare peccata nostra
et propter ista nostram orationem repudiare;
quandoquidem nullis rebus,
quas petimus, digni sumus, nec quidquam mereri possumus;
sed ut velit nobis sua gratia et bonitate donare omnia,
quia quotidie multifarium peccamus
et nihil nisi poenas meremur.
Vicissim autem ex corde condonabimus,
quidquid in nos peccaverint alii,
et pro maleficio libenter reddemus beneficium.

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