Many would say the most important prayer we can say is the "Our Father" Why? Because Jesus himself taught us this prayer! And yet, it is so easy to fall into the rote repetition of the words of this classic prayer without really engaging our hearts with it.
More than a series of petitions, the Lord's Prayer is a way for us to connect deeply with the heart of our heavenly Father. In The "R" Father, popular Catholic author Mark Hart reflects on each of the words and phrases of the Our Father, he emphasizes the intimate relationship that God desires to have with us.
By breaking down this prayer into bite size pieces, Hart makes the depth and richness of this prayer come a live in a new way. Despite having been a cradle Catholic who has said more "Our Fathers" than I could ever count, I had no idea of the deep meaning underlying each phrase.