The worship of God becomes unintelligible if it becomes separated from the Saving Action of Jesus Christ, offered to the Father, in the Spirit. In fact, this Sacrifice is the heart of Christian worship. If we are not celebrating the memorial of the Paschal Mystery from the heart and ministry of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, then we are not worshiping God as He desires and as He has instituted.
We are not orphans, by the mediation of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we are made son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. In offering ourselves to God in service, as Christ has commanded, we show our love for God, as son or daughter. The Holy Spirit guides and guards us in this endeavor, if we cooperate with the grace that we are given.
The Roman Canon is replete with examples of intercessory prayer in which we ask for God’s grace and blessing on everyone, living or dead. This is precisely because the Roman Canon is the prayer of Jesus Christ, Who is the great Mediator. As we continue to walk through the Canon, line by line, this will become clearer.