Questions and Answers

2834. What are the proper attitudes of one who prays the Our Father? (CCC 2797) The proper attitudes of one who prays the Our Father are faithful trust and humble assurance.
2835. Why can we invoke God as Father? (CCC 2798) We can invoke God as Father, because:
1. Christ has revealed God as His Father.
2. God has adopted us as His children in Christ.
2836. With whom does the Our Father bring us into communion? (CCC 2799) The Our Father brings us into communion with the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
2837. What two dispositions should praying to our Father develop in us? (CCC 2800) Praying to our Father should develop in us:
1. the desire to become like God the Father
2. a humble and trusting heart.
2838. What are we invoking when we say “Our” Father? (CCC 2801) When we say “Our” Father, we are invoking the new covenant in Jesus Christ that made us adopted sons of the Father in heaven.
2839. What is “heaven” in the expression “who art in heaven”? (CCC 2802) “Heaven” in the expression “who art in heaven” is the true homeland toward which we are heading and which is already present in the hearts of the justified.