It is called the most complete prayer ever. The Our Father is one we pray often. But how often do with really think about the words we are saying. Do we pray the Our Father thinking only of ourselves? Do we pray for God’s will to be done when we hold back from doing God’s will? Do we seek forgiveness without forgiving? Today we are given the time to really consider the prayer and what we are saying.
It has been referred to as the most complete prayer. John Cassian said that nothing else at all should be asked for except what is contained within the limits of the Lord’s Prayer. Tertullian thought practically the whole teaching of Christianity can be seen in the Our Father. Cyprian notes the importance of the communal nature of the Our Father.