The Lord’s Prayer

To take the Lord’s Prayer as something to be recited repetitively reduces it to the very practice of vain repetitions that the Lord warns against. This prayer is the archetypal prayer, it contains everything a person can ask of the Lord because it contains everything that the Lord is able to give to us and as such is a blueprint for living a genuine spiritual life. It offers us both an instruction and direction in what we must engage with in terms of our spiritual work. So for this intercommunication to occur we have to learn how to live the prayer because it is only in living it that we can become receivers of its benefits. Saying the prayer will effect nothing if it is not lived and it is the prayer understood as something to be lived and what it asks of us, which will guide us in our examination of it over this 8-part series.

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