This covers part 4 of the Compendium (summary). The first 5-6 pages are the most important. The rest is mostly a reference or index of common formal prayers. This includes a few small pictures.
- http://sites.google.com/site/catholiclifetimereadingplan/file-cabinet/Christian_Prayer_compendium.pdf [A4 paper, 12 pages]
Example: 541. From whom did Jesus learn how to pray? (2599 2620)
Jesus, with his human heart, learned how to pray from his mother and from the Jewish tradition. But his prayer sprang from a more secret source because he is the eternal Son of God who in his holy humanity offers his perfect filial prayer to his Father.This refers to paragraphs 2599 and 2620 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2599 The Son of God who became Son of the Virgin also learned to pray according to his human heart. He learns the formulas of prayer from his mother, who kept in her heart and meditated upon all the "great things" done by the Almighty. 41 He learns to pray in the words and rhythms of the prayer of his people, in the synagogue at Nazareth and the Temple at Jerusalem. But his prayer springs from an otherwise secret source, as he intimates at the age of twelve: "I must be in my Father's house." 42 Here the newness of prayer in the fullness of time begins to be revealed: his filial prayer, which the Father awaits from his children, is finally going to be lived out by the only Son in his humanity, with and for men.
2620 Jesus' filial prayer is the perfect model of prayer in the New Testament. Often done in solitude and in secret, the prayer of Jesus involves a loving adherence to the will of the Father even to the Cross and an absolute confidence in being heard.