“Let them individually and collectively be in the forefront in promoting justice
JPIC and the "Our Father"
Excerpts from the Compendium - Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Our Father, the perfect prayer, presents in the form of prayer the essential content of the Gospel. The following articles highlights the essence of JPIC within this prayer given to us by Jesus.(579)
590. What does the Church ask for when she prays “Thy Kingdom come”?
The Church prays for the final coming of the Kingdom of God through Christ’s return in glory. The Church prays also that the Kingdom of God increase from now on through people’s sanctification in the Spirit and through their commitment to the service of justice and peace in keeping with the Beatitudes. This petition is the cry of the Spirit and the Bride: “Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20). (emphasis added)
592. What is the sense of the petition “Give us this day our daily bread”?
Asking God with the filial trust of children for the daily nourishment which is necessary for us all we recognize how good God is, beyond all goodness. We ask also for the grace to know how to act so that justice and solidarity may allow the abundance of some to remedy the needs of others. (emphasis added)
POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
who are so precious in your eyes…
God of love, show us our place in this world
as channels of your love
for all the creatures of this earth” (ibid., 246),
God of mercy, may we receive your forgiveness
and convey your mercy throughout our common home.
Praise be to you!
Commentary: for us it has become part of our daily prayers - George Guimond ofs
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