Chapter 36. Jesus Taught Us to Pray • 495
This is not because he does not want us to enjoy the good
things of life, but because we can fully enjoy them only when
we have received His gift of Himself who is goodness itself. The
proof of his generosity is also what St. Paul calls “The ground
of our hope.” It is the love of God flooding our inmost hearts
through the Holy Spirit he has given us (cf. Rom 5:5).
This is not an experience reserved for the selected few. It
is a gift available to all men and women. To receive it we must
return to the center of our being, where we find the infusion of
God’s love through the Spirit of Jesus.
— John Main, OSB,
Word into Silence
(Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1981), 66-67
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
—cf. Mt 7:9-13
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength
honor and glory and blessing. . . .
To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor, glory and might,
forever and ever.