Quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church -

2764 - The Sermon on the Mount is teaching for life, the Our Father is a prayer; but in both the one and the other the Spirit of the Lord gives new form to our desires, those inner movements that animate our lives. Jesus teaches us this new life by his words; he teaches us to ask for it by our prayer. the rightness of our life in him will depend on the rightness of our prayer.

III. "Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It is in Heaven"

2822  - Our Father "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."95 He "is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish."96 His commandment is "that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another."97 This commandment summarizes all the others and expresses his entire will.

Lesson 11 - Effective Prayer

Praise the Lord brothers and sisters and welcome to Lesson 11 - Effective Prayer.  Please read the quotes to the left of the page.

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Prayer - Thank you Father for the Holy Spirit the Lord and giver of life, the truth of your Kingdom. Thank you for teaching us how to pray, that we may truly interact with your love and grace in your Kingdom - Amen.


Matthew 6: 5-15 "When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. 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 in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions. "

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Answer the following questions for yourself:

What is the will of the Father?

What is effective prayer?

If you can answer these questions, you are ready to go onto the next lesson.