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Catechism of the Catholic Church - Chapter 2, The Lord's Prayer Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, The Lord's Prayer Summary and Analysis

This is the final section the Catholic Church's Catechism. It is devoted entirely to one prayer, the "Lord's Prayer." Like the previous chapters this one to is divided into Articles.

The first article describes this single prayer as a summary of the entire set of the Gospels.

Later, the Catechism refers again to how this is valued as it pertains to other methods of the Church. This includes the special role and function of the Lord's Prayer as part of both the baptismal and confirmation rites.

During the second article, there are a number of features shared that contribute to the proper function of prayer and of intercession. This is called "parrhesia, straightforward simplicity, filial trust, joyous assurance, humble boldness, the certainty of being loved," [29 Cf. Eph. 3:12], p. 731.

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