Albert & Thomas: Selected Writings

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Prayer
Summa Theologiae II. II
Question 83
Next we must consider prayer, and this raises seventeen questions:
1. Is prayer an act of our appetitive power or of our cognitive power?
2. Is it appropriate to pray to God?
3. Is prayer an act of religion?
4. Should we only pray to God?
5. Should we ask for particular things when we pray?
6. Should we ask for temporal things in prayer?
7. Should we pray for other people?
8. Should we pray for our enemies?
9. The seven petitions in the Lord's Prayer.
10. Is prayer peculiar to rational creatures?
11. Do the saints in heaven pray for us?
12. Ought prayer to be vocal?
13. Is attentiveness necessary for prayer?
14. Ought prayer to go on for a long time?
15. Is prayer meritorious?
16. Do sinners obtain anything from God by praying?
17. The kinds of prayer.

I. Is prayer an act of our appetitive power? 1.
Prayer appears to be an act of our appetitive power:
1. It is prayer's business to be heard, but what is heard by God is
____________________
1.
I.e., is prayer simply a matter of desire, or is it essentially an activity of reason? Notice that the question has changed slightly since the commentary on the Sentences, where Thomas asks whether prayer is an activity of our affective part; by now Thomas apparently does not consider the affective view of prayer to be even worth discussing.

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