The Sacramental Nature of the Church
Sacraments confer the grace they signify because Christ himself is at work: it is he who baptizes, he who acts in his sacraments in order to communicate the grace that each sacrament signifies.
Sanctifying grace in itself possesses the power to effect the destruction of sin and the interior sanctification of the soul to be justified. For since sin and grace are diametrically opposed to each other, the mere advent of grace is sufficient to drive sin away.
Sacramental Grace is the the grace conferred by the valid and fruitful reception of the sacraments. Sacramental grace can be received in all seven sacraments which are Baptism, Eucharist , Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the sick, Marriage, And Holy orders.
The Grace the sacraments signfy
Jesus is present with use every day
Jesus is with use everyday, that's why he is considered the living, ever present sacrament of God. Christ is always present in the Church. Jesus is present at mass in the Eucharist and the priest. Christ is present when his readings are read at mass.
The church is the sacrament of salvation.
The Church is the sacrament of salvation, the church shows us the relationship we have with God. We can see Christ’s saving grace in everything. The holy spirit was chosen by Christ, so it is Christ who pours out the spirit. The spirit nourishes, heals, and give life to those that receive the spirit. Christ gives his holy and free from sin Spirit through the the church sacraments. The church is the sacrament of the trinity’s communion with us.
What is a prayer? What types of prayers are there?
A prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God. There are many ways to pray, you can pray by yourself, with a group, or with a priest. There is a ton of different types of prayer, for example, Prayer of Thanksgiving, Supplication, Intercessory Prayer, Imprecatory Prayer, Public Prayer, Private Prayer, Worship, Prayer of Consecration, and Prayer of Faith. Praying is essential for a good catholic. Prayer a key part of building a deeper and abiding relationship with God. When we read the Bible, God speaks to us. When we pray, we speak to God.
Liturgical and Personal Prayer
Liturgical Prayer is public prayer that follows prescribed ritual formulas. Liturgical prayer is prayer for the salvation of the world. public prayer includes not only prescribed texts, but also gestures, garments, symbols and materials such as bread and wine, candles, ashes, palms, oils and other symbolic elements. For Catholics, liturgical prayer includes the Scriptures, the seven Sacraments (especially the Eucharist), the Divine Office, and prescribed prayers. Personal Prayer is the opposite of public prayer. Personal prayer is praying to God individually and usually praying by yourself you will be more personal with God.