I have a new article up at NewEvangelizers.com.
The Lord’s Prayer, also commonly known as the “Our Father” is the perfect prayer of Jesus Christ. When His disciples asked Him how we should pray, Jesus did not give a vague subjective answer. He said, “This is how you are to pray.” (Lk 11:1) The prayer is so powerful and profound that that it is the only penance that Fr. Larry Richards every gives after confession. One Lord’s Prayer prayed well can be more spiritually effective than many heaped on devotions. It is the prayer that we recite word for word at each mass, with every decade of the rosary, and many other times throughout our lives.
This article will be the first in a series, unpacking the theology of this prayer and hopefully understand its perfection a bit more.
(There are two versions of the prayer found in Matthew and Luke’s Gospel. Since Matthew’s version is the more expanded, traditionally used version, we will focus on that one.)
You can read the entire article here.