To pray in the way Jesus taught us—to pray the Lord’s Prayer—is to share in the life and mutual self-giving of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this retreat, we explored the form, content, and purpose of this prayer—which turns out to be nothing less than exploring what it means to know God.
From there, we addressed some general themes that arise when we’re saying our other prayers: should we really be saying the Lord’s Prayer regularly? (John Milton thought we shouldn’t!); the place of set prayers as opposed to extemporaneous ones; and Simone Weil on prayer and attention.