‘grace and truth’ given us in Jesus Christ with love and faithfulness .~ 2788 Since the Lord’s Prayer is that of his people in the ‘end—time’, this ‘our’ also expresses the certitude of our hope in God’s ultimate promise: in the new Jerusalem he will say to the victor, ‘I will be his God and he shall be my son.’
2789 When we pray to ‘our’ Father, we personally address the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. By doing so we do not divide the Godhead, since the Father is its ‘source and origin’, but rather confess that the Son is eternally begotten by him and the Holy 245 Spirit proceeds from him. We are not confusing the persons, for we confess that our communion is with the Father and his Son, esus Christ, in their one Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is con— 253 ubstantial and indivisible. When we pray to the Father, we adore nd glorify him together with the Son and the Holy Spirit. 790 Grammatically, ‘our’ qualifies a reality common to more an one person. There is only one God, and he is recognized as ather by those who, through faith in his only Son, are reborn of im by water and the Spirit.47 The Church is this new communion 787 f God and men. United with the only Son, who has become ‘the rstborn among many brethren’, she is in communion with one d the same Father in one and the same Holy Spirit.~8 In praying ur’ Father, each of the baptized is praying in this communion: he company of those who believed were of one heart and u!. “~ 791 For this reason, in spite of the divisions among Christians, is prayer to ‘our’ Father remains our common patrimony and an 821 rgent summons for all the baptized. In communion by faith in hrist and by Baptism, they ought to join in Jesus’ prayer for the ity of his disciples.5° 792 Finally, if we pray the Our Father sincerely, we leave mdiidualism behind, because the love that we receive frees us from it. he ‘our’ at the beginning of the Lord’s Prayer, like the ‘us’ of the st four petitions, excludes no one. If we are to say it truthfully, ur divisions and oppositions have to be overcome.5’
793 The baptized cannot pray to ‘our’ Father without bringing efore him all those for whom he gave his beloved Son. God’s