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Unformatted text preview: CC 478) 4. God hears every prayer that we make and answers every prayer in a way that is best for us even if we do not always understand God’s ways. He is always faithful and is with us through all our joys and sorrows in life. (CCC 2610-2616) 5. The Mass is the highest form of prayer. At the Mass, the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus. The Holy Eucharist is the deepest encounter between God and us on this earth. (CCC 1374, 1391, 1324-1325, 1407) 6. We need to participate fully in mind and heart in the prayers of the Sunday Mass. Each person is called to actively participate in the Mass by praying and singing. (CCC 1071) 7. The memorization of basic prayers offers an essential support to the life of prayer. It is also important to help students savor their meaning. (CCC 2688) Students should memorize the following prayers: • Sign of the Cross • Morning Prayer • Our Father • Night Prayer • Hail Mary • Grace Before Meals • Glory Be • Words of Prayer: Alleluia; Holy, holy, holy; Glory to God; Amen, Thank-you God; I love • Prayer to my Guardian Angel you God; For my family, Lord hear our prayer 8. The Our Father is the prayer that Jesus taught us. (CCC 2765) Matthew 6: 9-13 9. Jesus said, “This is how you are to pray: Our Father…” In addition to referring to the Church as the People of God, the word “church” can also refer to a sacred building in which Christ is present in the tabernacle. The church is where members of God’s family come together to worship the Lord and pray together. Believers are quiet when visiting a Catholic Church in order to show their reverence and adoration for Jesus and to keep our focus on Him, be with Him in prayer. (CCC 1181, 1180, 1185) 10. It is appropriate to be quiet when visiting a Catholic Church because Jesus is present in the tabernacle and we want to speak to and listen to Him. We also want to show respect for those who are praying in Church by maintaining an atmosphere of prayerful silence. (CCC 1185) August 6th, 2005 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 13 of 16 Grade 1 11. Children should develop a habit of personal prayer, encouraged by parents at home along with a consistent commitment of prayer in class. 12. The Rosary is a wonderful form of prayer by which we meditate upon the mysteries of Christ’s life and ask for Mary’s intercession. (CCC 971, 2678, 2708, 1674) 13. The Stations of the Cross are a devotion we pray during Lent. These Stations follow the fourteen steps of Our Lord’s intense suffering that concludes with His crucifixion, death and burial. (CCC 1674) 14. Children can learn to recite and/or sing selected communal prayers and responses of the Mass: • Responses to Greeting and Penitential • Holy, Holy, Holy Rite • Memorial Acclamation • Responses to the Readings and the • Great Amen Gospel • Our Father • Response to Intercessions • Response to Sign of Peace • Response to Preparation of Gifts and • L...
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