I want to talk this weekend about what is our most cherished prayer. Now, some may argue that that is the Hail Mary, and I can almost agree with that. However, our most cherished prayer has to be the one that Jesus gave us. Why?
We can see the answer to that in the gospel story today. This prayer of Jesus from the gospel is another way of saying the Lord’s Prayer. All the parts of the Lord’s Prayer are there. Jesus starts off with: “give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that he might give eternal life to all you gave him.” The opening of the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…” Jesus’ request for glory to be given to him is reflected in our part of “hallowing” the name of God.
The next line of Jesus’ prayer has: “now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” The Our Father says: “… Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…” …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts