2826 By prayer we can discern ‘what is the will of God’ and obtain the endurance to do it.~08Jesus teaches us that one enters the ingdom of heaven not by speaking words, but by doing ‘the will f my Father in heaven’.’09 827 ‘If any one is a worshipper of God and does his will, God 2611 ‘stens to him.”° Such is the power of the Church’s prayer in the ame of her Lord, above all in the Eucharist. Her prayer is also a ommunion of intercession with the all-holy Mother of God” d all the saints who have been pleasing to the Lord because they illed his will alone:
It would not be inconsistent with the truth to understand the words, ‘Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven’, to mean: ‘in the Church as in our Lord Jesus Christ himself’; or ‘in the Bride who has been betrothed, 796 just as in the Bridegroom who has accomplished the will of the



‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread’

828 ‘Give us’: the trust of children who look to their Father for 2778 - verything is beautiful. ‘He makes his sun rise on the evil and on e good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”3 He gives


all the living ‘their food in due season’.”4 Jesus teaches us this

ctition, because it glorifies our Father by acknowledging how ood he is, beyond all goodness. 829 ‘Give us’ also expresses the covenant. We are his and he is urs, for our sake. But this ‘us’ also recognizes him as the Father of
11 men and we pray to him for them all, in solidarity with their 1939 eeds and sufferings.


830 ‘Our bread’: the Father who gives us life cannot but give us

e nourishment life requires — all appropriate goods and blessings, 2633 oth material and spiritual. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus sists on the filial trust that co—operates with our Father’s provi— ence.”5 He is not inviting us to idleness,”6 but wants to relieve us om nagging worry and preoccupation. Such is the filial surrener of the children of God: To those who seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness, he has promised to give all else besides. Since everything indeed belongs to