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votive candle

a prayer candle typically placed before a statue of Jesus or the Virgin Mary that is lit for a prayer intention

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lectio divina

"divine reading" this is a prayerful way to read the Bible or any other sacred writings

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contemplation

wordless prayer whereby a person's mind and heart rest in God's goodness and majesty

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contrition

heartfelt sorrow and aversion for sins committed along with the intention of sinning no more. Contrition is the most important act of penitents, necessary for receiving the Sacrament of Penance.

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Eucharist

the source and summit of Christian life, the Eucharist is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. The word "eucharist" comes from a Greek that means 'thankful.' The Eucharist commemorates the Last Supper, when Jesus gave his Body and Blood in the form of bread and wine, adn the Lord's sacrificial death on the cross

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Blessed Sacrament

"A name given to the Holy Eucharist, especially the consecrated elements reserved in the tabernacle for adoration , or for the sick" (CCC, 1330)

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Forty Hours' Devotion

a prayer devotion made for forty continuous hours in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. It begins with a Solemn Mass of Exposition, which concludes with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a procession. The forty hours models the time that Jesus spent in the tomb from Death to Resurrection

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litany

from the Latin word 'letania,' meaning "prayer or supplication," a litany is a form of prayer used in used in liturgies that includes prayers with responses

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Jesus Prayer

A prayer that may have originated with the Desert Fathers in the fifth century, it is a short, formulaic prayer that is said repeatedly

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Liturgy of the Hours

The official daily prayer of the Church; also known as the Divine Office. The prayer offers prayers, Scripture, and reflections at regular intervals throughout the day.

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monasticism

a style of Christian life that stresses communal living and communal worship along with private prayer, silence, poverty, chastity, and obedience.

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transcendence

a term meaning "lying behind the ordinary range of perception." Because of God's transcendence, he cannot be seen as he is unless he reveals his mystery to our immediate contemplation.

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prayer

vital and personal relationship with the living and true God

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Psalms

prayer-poems quoted and prayed by Jesus himself

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sanctuary lamp

a candle or small light left lit in the sanctuary of a church, especially (in Catholic churches) a red lamp indicating the presence of the reserved Sacrament.

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tabernacle

were the consecrated Body and Blood of Christ are kept

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7 benefits of prayer

-contributes to our sense of self-worth
-leads to happiness
-nourishes in us virtues
-changes us
-energizes, calms, and renews
-heals
-helps relieve anxiety
-deepens our relationship with the Triune God

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6 P's of prayer

-place
-presence
-persistence
-posture
-period of time
-passage

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5 traditional prayer practices

-icons
-prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
-litanies
-novenas
-Jesus Prayer

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3 models of prayer in the Old Testament

Abraham, Moses, and Elijah

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3 expressions of prayer

-mental prayer
-vocal prayer
-meditation

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mental prayer

usually centers in Jesus, can lead to contemplation

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vocal prayer

expressing our prayer in words, just as Jesus himself did

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meditation

prayerful reflection, especially on the Word of God found in Sacred Scripture

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times when Jesus prayed in the Gospel

-when he went to the desert for a forty-day retreat in preparation for his ministry
-after feeding 5000 Jesus dismissed the crowd and disciples and went to a hill to pray
-went to a mountain to pray at the time of the Transfiguration

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6 forms of prayer

-blessing
-adoration
-petition
-intercession
-thanksgiving
-praise

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adoration

when we adore God and acknowledge him as the creator of everything

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petition

(supplication) asking God to provide what we need

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intercession

prayers we make to God on the behalf of others

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thanksgiving

everything we have and are is a gift from God

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praise

acknowledges that God is God. We praise him because he is so good, gracious, loving and saving. We praise and glorify God because he deserves it.

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Explain a phrase of the Our Father

"Give us this day our daily bread"
we ask God for what bread represents- material and spiritual goods, and blessings necessary for life

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Explain one phrase of the Hail Mary

"the Lord is with thee"
God chose Mary, preserved her from all sin, and and filled her with grace