“You don’t have a prayer.”
Perhaps you have heard this phrase or even said it to yourself. It isn’t true. Often relegated to recitation and ritual, the Lord’s Prayer is, in fact, an ancient treasure of profound and relevant wisdom.
As it teaches us how to pray, it invites us into seven critical conversations about perspective, hope, trust, our current wants and needs, forgiveness and generosity, self-awareness, and gratitude. These conversations lay out a path for growth as a human being, from alignments that deepen life to assignments that create positive impacts and bring joy to living. They also provide a guide for topics of the most important conversations we can have with others-those that can build relationships with people very different from ourselves, in our family, workplace, or community. In a world where we need to relearn how to talk and listen, it can help us reach across divisions and build bridges.
Examining the Lord’s Prayer in detail, this study explores its profound wisdom and guidance for the most important conversations we can have in our lives.