Pater Noster Homily for Thursday of the eleventh week of ordinary time

I preached this homily on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. Edward Church in Nashville, TN.

In today’s Gospel (Mt 6:7-15), Jesus gives his instructions on how to pray and gives us the Lord’s Prayer.

“This is how you are to pray:
‘Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.'”

I offered a short reflection walking through the Lord’s Prayer based on Saint Cyprian and Teresa of Avila. If you want to read their reflections (which I highly recommend), you can get them here:

A treatise on the Lord’s Prayer by Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr
The Way of Perfection by Saint Teresa of Avila (Chapters 27-42 are her explanation of the Lord’s Prayer)

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