The Lord's Prayer
“The Lord’s Prayer” is familiar to many, but how many who repeat it understand what they are actually praying?
Jesus never intended for people to mindlessly repeat this prayer over and over, as some do. More than being a specific prayer to be repeated word for word, this so-called “Lord’s Prayer” was meant to be an outline, and was given in response to a request from one of Jesus’ disciples. “Now it came to pass… that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples’” (Luke 11:1).