Romano Guardini on The Lord’s Prayer

Lord's Prayer

God’s will is His holy intention for the world and for us. It is His eternal counsel, the fruit of His wisdom, the force of His stern decrees, the loving desire of His heart. Holy in itself, it is the epitome of the divine glory, the divine perfection. And it has the same gravity for us, since whether our existence acquires true purpose and reality or becomes a mere semblance depends upon whether God’s will is accomplished in it, or not. If God’s will enters into an hour, that hour is valid for eternity; if it does not, that hour is frittered away to no purpose. Such is the will of God as meant in the petition.