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- v. Present participle of impetrate.
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And whenever the citizens - I'm talking about the citizens, legitimate citizens who are not impetrating crime - whenever they feel uneasiness, then there's not a gratefulness about the police department.
_I answer that, _ As stated above (A. 13) prayer, besides causing spiritual consolation at the time of praying, has a twofold efficacy in respect of a future effect, namely, efficacy in meriting and efficacy in impetrating.
But they pray for us who lack the ultimate perfection of bliss: and their prayers are efficacious in impetrating through their previous merits and through God's acceptance.
As to its efficacy in impetrating, prayer derives this from the grace of God to Whom we pray, and Who instigates us to pray.
Reply Obj. 3: Prayer depends chiefly on faith, not for its efficacy in meriting, because thus it depends chiefly on charity, but for its efficacy in impetrating, because it is through faith that man comes to know of God's omnipotence and mercy, which are the source whence prayer impetrates what it asks for.
The third condition is the reason for impetrating what we ask for: and this either on the part of God, or on the part of the person who asks.
But surely their penal state does not necessarily hinder the Holy Souls from praying for, and impetrating for us.