Launching a new prayer initiative our Sub Prior Fr Tom Bates quotes the following words which led Jesus to teach the Lord’s Prayer
“Lord, teach us to pray…”
Simple words which, in the midst of an ever faster paced, increasingly complex world, resonate deep in the heart and can draw us not only back to the wellsprings of our own faith, perhaps our childhood, but back to the fundamental roots of 2000 years of Christian heritage.
Simple words that have hung upon the lips of so many people each day, in every kind of situation and condition of human need.
When we consider that, even these very simple words can blow us away with their awesome power and far reaching influence.
Those simple words can do that, because by their simple eloquence we can come to know the Father as the Son, and in those simple words we, mere dust and shadows, can become children of God as we dare to call him ‘Our Father’.
In the gospels, we learn about prayer as…
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