Welcome to Seventh Grade Religion - Classes 7-1 and 7-2
What Is Prayer?
Therese of Lisieux wrote, “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” And yet, the truth is, prayer is perhaps the most difficult thing we will ever do.
Prayer is central to the Christian experience. A Christian life is not sustainable without it; growth in the Christian life is simply not possible without prayer. Growing in character and virtue, learning to hear the voice of God in our lives, and walking where he calls us all require the discipline of prayer.
If you want to know God, and if you want to know yourself, pray. Talk to God. There are many different kinds of prayer (adoration, petition, intercession, thanksgiving), but in the end, prayer is simply conversation with God.
Don’t know where to begin? Check out the Dynamic Catholic Prayer Process
Please keep your Bibles in school
Please continue to look for community service hours. You need 25 hours this year and 25 hours next year. The maximum number of hours for one service(for example altar server) is 12 hours.
Please visit the Religion textbook website below for chapter materials and interactive reviews.
Chapter 9 - Christ Our Savior
Why do Catholics refer to Jesus Christ as Savior, Redeemer and Messiah?
Chapter 8 - Jesus as Wisdom - Follow the Beatitudes to reach our true happiness and fulfillment of the Kingdom of God