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Baltimore Catechism II, Lesson 06. An Act of Hope

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  1. Study the Lesson.
  2. Complete the Memory Work.
  3. Complete the Lesson Exam.

Lesson

O my God! relying on Thy almighty power and infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

The substance of this act is: I hope for Heaven and the means to obtain it. The means by which I will obtain it are the pardon of my sins by God, and the grace which He will give me in the reception of the Sacraments and in prayer, by which grace I will be able to know Him, love Him, and serve Him, and thus come to be with Him forever. Here again we could make a long act by mentioning all the things we hope for; viz., a good death, a favorable judgment, a place in Heaven, etc.

Source: Rev. Thomas Kinkead, An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine (1891)

Memory Work

Read each question and recite it with its answer until memorized.

Recite the Act of Hope.
O my God! relying on Thy almighty power and infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

Examination

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Baltimore Catechism II, Lesson 06 Exam