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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Part Four: Prayer in the Life of Faith

17 The last part of the Catechism deals with the meaning and importance of prayer in the life of believers (Section One). It concludes with a brief commentary on the seven petitions of the Lord's Prayer (Section Two), for indeed we find in these the sum of all the good things which we must hope for, and which our heavenly Father wants to grant us.


English Translation of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America © 1997, United States Catholic Conference, Inc.