Catholic Christianity-Practices-Prayer and popular piety

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  • Catholic Christianity-Practices-Prayer and forms of popular piety (2.4 & 2.5)
    • Prayer
      • Communication with God
        • Allows individuals to focus om God in both heart & mind
          • "Its the raising of one's heart and mind to God "-CCC
      • "Pray constantly"-Bible
      • Adoration=praising or adoring God
      • Thanksgiving=expressing gratitude to God
      • Repentance=confessing sins and asking for God's forgiveness
      • Intercession=asking for Gods help for others
      • Petition=asking Goods help for ones self
      • Jesus explains prayer should not be done for show but sincere and heartfelt
        • "Go into your room and shut the door and pray to your father who is in secret"
    • An example of formal prayer is the lords prayer(our father)-Given to us by Jesus in the sermon on the mount
      • "This then is how you should pray: 'our father, who art in heaven ...."
    • Popular piety
    • -Jesus taught us that the greatest commandment is to love God and prayer does this
    • prayer in home brings family together,
    • prayer in private allows people to express their emotions
    • prayer in public gives a sense of community and highlights Gods presence in every moment of life
  • Stations of the cross
    • 14 images showing Jesus on the day of his crucifixion
    • Honours Jesus' passion and death
    • prayer is said at each station
    • reflect on suffering of Jesus
  • Eucharistic adoration
    • where the blessed sacrament is adored and worshiped
    • blessed ssacrament placed in monstrance
    • focuses peoples prayer
    • way of thanking God
    • Vatican II reccomend catholics genuflect before the eucharist
    • happens during holy hour
  • "Extend the liturgical life of the church, but do not replace it"-CCC
    • Linked to adoration of virgin mary-protestants believ mary had other kids- dont believein asumption or immaculate conception
    • protestants think sotc are idollatry
    • Not used by non-Catholics because only we believe Jesus is present in consecrated bread


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