COMMUNION RITE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
The Lord’s Prayer was taught by Jesus in the gospels (Mt6:9-13; Lk11:1-4) and has been used in the Mass throughout the centuries. Before we approach the Lord’s Prayer, the priest notes what a privilege it is for us to be able to talk to God in this way.
“At the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to Say …”
The Lord’s Prayer leads us to address God as “Father.” This show the intimate relationship we now have with God because of Jesus work of salvation. Through our union with Christ, God has truly become our Father. We have become “sons in the Son.” This is expressed in the opening line of this prayer. The One “who is in heaven” –the Almighty, Eternal God who is our Father. All who are united in Christ are truly brothers and sisters in him.