It is so easy to pray the Lord’s Prayer, as it trips almost unthinkingly off our tongues, but the reality is otherwise. We should pray it in fear, trembling, conscious that we do so, not as individuals cataloguing our personal needs, but as part of a great chorus of believers. We are asking not simply for our own needs, but also for the needs of those whom we love, and those whom we don’t, those whom we know, and those whom we may never know.
-Br. James Koester, SSJE