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Unformatted text preview: lory of God and the service of His holy people. Note: Stewardship is serving under the Lord for the care of all of God’s creation. Stewardship is not mastery (thinking I own it and can treat nature as I wish), but a service under the Lord to whom the earth belongs. (CCC 2415-1418, 2402) 18. We were created to have peace and joy and do God’s will on earth so that when we die, we can live with Him in Heaven. We believe that Jesus will come again. We believe in the resurrection of the body and that we can live with God forever. God will help us to get ready to live in Heaven. (CCC 1023-1024, 1020) August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 17 of 22 Grade 2 IV. Christian Prayer Prayer is an essential way we respond to God who loved us first. Prayer is necessary if we are to know God personally and to do His will. Living the Christian life is impossible without prayer. At Second Grade, the students need to know and understand the following Truths of Faith except where a new teaching is introduced. 1. Prayer is talking with and listening to Jesus. Prayer is an encounter and friendship with Jesus. “Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” We are called to pray every day with our families. (CCC 2559, 2659-2660, 2565, 2615) 2. In the Bible, Jesus invites us to talk with Him and God the Father just like we talk with anyone else. We can pray everyday first of all by listening to God and then, by responding in our singing and praising, telling Jesus that we love Him, that we are sorry. We can thank Him and ask Him to help us to be good. We can learn about God at home and at school but we cannot know Him personally without prayer. 3. We can pray to Mary when we need help; she will pray to Jesus for us and will help us to get to Heaven. We can pray to our guardian angel to guide and protect us. 4. God has provided us with many things, which help us to understand that God loves us. We show our love for Jesus by being devoted to His Sacred Heart. This is a devotion to the love of God, in which the symbol of this love is the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 5. We need to participate fully in mind and heart in the prayers of the Sunday Mass. 6. 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. is also important to help students savor their meaning. (CCC 2688) 8. Students need to memorize the following prayers: • Sign of the Cross • Grace Before Meals • Angel of God • Our Father (Morning Prayer) • Hail Mary • Glory Be • Act of Contrition (the focus for the first part of the year) • The Apostles’ Creed (the focus for the second part of the year) • Introduce the Rosary (telling the Story of one of the Mysteries of Jesus’ life, showing how it relates to our life and praying an Our Father and 10 Hail Mary’s) It Note to the Catechist: At t...
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