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Lectio secunda

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The phrase of the prayer arouses in us the trust of asking in so far as He, to whom we pray, is able to give what we ask. Three things are concerned that pertain to God's power and excellence; His infinity, His eternity, and His majesty. These three attributes are common to all three persons of the Trinity, nor is it possible that these attributes can be attributed by God to anyone else. God's infinity is implied by the word who, which according to the Grammarians is a 'indefinite noun'. God's eternity is noted when is spoken, because according to the Grammarians is a present verb with expressed signification, with the consignfication of the first resolution, because in it all other verbs are resolved. God's majesty is noted when in heaven is added, for the heavens are comprised of the most powerful and virtuous bodies.

Keywords: eternity; God; indefinite noun; infinity; majesty; prayer arouses

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