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the prayerful acknowledgment that God is God and creator of all that is.
in general, another name for a blessing prayer. For Catholics, its more often refers to the prayer in which the Blessed Sacrament is used to bless the people.
another name for the Eucharist, especially for the consecrated bread and wine when they are reserved in the tabernacle for adoration or for distribution to the sick
a prayer asking that God care for a particular person, place, or activity. A simple blessing is usually blessing is usually made with the Sign of the Cross.
a form of wordless prayer in which one is fully focused on the presence of God; something defined as "resting in God ," a deep sense of loving adoration of god.
from a Latin word meaning " to separate or to distinguish between," it is the practice of listening for God's call in our lives and distinguishing between good and bad choices.
another name for the first and most fundamental community of faith: the family
a prayer of glory and praise to one God in three divine person. two doxologies from the mass are the glory to God and the word that precede the great amen.
a type of prayer in which one meditates before the blessed sacrament, either privately or during a communal prayer such as a benediction.
The part of the Mass that includes the Consecration of the bread and wine. It begins with the preface and concludes with the great Amen.
A power given to the Church, in the name of Jesus Christ, to free or protect a person or object from the power of the Devil.
As part of Eucharistic adoration, exposition is the custom of taking the Eucharist from the tabernacle and placing it in a special vessel called a monstrance, designed to hold a host and "expose" it—that is, to make it visible—so that people can pray before it.
Traditionally, the dwelling place of God and the saints, meaning all who are saved; more accurately, not a place but a state of eternal life and union with God, in which one experiences full happiness and the satisfaction of the deepest human longings.
The virtue by which one understands that one totally depends on God and also appreciates and uses properly the gifts she or he has received from God.
Ignatian Gospel contemplation
A prayer form that uses the imagination to immerse a person in a story from the Scriptures to better understand the story's meaning.
A prayer on behalf of another person or group
Kingdom of God
The reign or rule of God over the hearts of people and, as a consequence of that, the development of a new social order based on unconditional love. Also called the Reign of God.
Greek for "Lord, have mercy." The short prayer, along with its counterpart, Christe Eleison, "Christ, have mercy," is part of the penitential rite at the beginning of a Eucharistic Liturgy.
All members of the Church, with the exception of those who are ordained. The laity share in Christ's role as priest, prophet, and king, witnessing to God's love and power in the world.
A form of meditative prayer, usually focused on a passage from the Scriptures, that involves repetitive readings and periods of reflection; can serve as either private or communal prayer.
Liturgy of the Hours
The official, nonsacramental daily prayer of the Catholic Church. The prayer provides standard prayers, Scripture readings, and reflections at regular hours throughout the day.
Another name for the Our Father.
A form of prayer involving a variety of methods and techniques, in which one engages the mind, imagination, and emotions to focus on a particular truth, biblical theme, or other spiritual matter.
The special vessel designed to hold a host and make it visible for Eucharistic adoration.
An intense experience of the presence and power of God, resulting in a deeper sense of union with God; those who regularly experience such union are called mystics. See also venial sin.
From the Latin word for "nine," it is a public or pri-vate devotion that extends for a period of nine days. In some cases a novena is offered on a designated day for nine weeks or nine months.
The second coming of Christ, when his Kingdom will be fully established and his triumph over evil will be complete.
A prayer form in which one asks God for help and forgiveness.
A prayer of acknowledgment that God is God, giving God glory not for what he does, but simply because he is.
The lifting of mind and heart to God in praise, petition, thanksgiving, and intercession; communication with God in a relationship of love.
A fallen angel and adversary of God.
The receptacle in a church in which the consecrated bread and wine of the Eucharist are reserved for Communion for the sick and dying; sometimes the focus of private and communal prayer and adoration.
Invitations or enticements to commit an unwise or immoral act that often include a promise of a reward, to make the immoral act seem more appealing.
A prayer of gratitude for the gift of life and the gifts of life.
The name for the God-given virtues of faith, hope, and love. These virtues enable us to know God as God and lead us to union with God in mind and heart.
A prayer that is spoken aloud or silently, such as the Lord's Prayer. It is one of the three expressions of prayer, the other two being meditation and contemplation.
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