The first priority in Archbishop Mark’s Apostolic Priorities for the Archdiocese of Brisbane, documented in With Lamps Ablaze, is Teaching Prayer. He says, “Often we urge people to pray but don’t really teach them how to pray… Now is the time to teach ways of prayer which are mature and all-embracing. Christian prayer begins not with speaking but with listening; and learning to pray is therefore learning to listen – to listen even to the silences of God. If all we do is speak, then in the words of Jesus we “babble like the pagans” (Matt 6:7). But if we speak after listening and in response to God who always has the first word, then we speak according to the mind of the Holy Spirit. That’s what we need to teach and learn. In the Gospel of Mark, we read that Jesus called the twelve apostles to himself, first of all, “that they might be with him” (3:14). This is where the mission starts: being with Jesus, which is what prayer is.”
Join us for our new weekly series, Let’s Pray, where we invite you to pray along with us. Each week we will invite you to pray a new prayer with us – maybe you don’t know what to pray, or want to pray along with someone, or want to practice your faith through prayer. Our Let’s Pray series is for everyone.
When Jesus taught his disciples about prayer, He said, “Pray then like this” and recited The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). The Lord’s Prayer is also called the Our Father. It is a central prayer which all Christians share and is an integral part of Catholic liturgy. This week, let’s pray with Fr Peter Dillon the Our Father (The Lord’s Prayer). Thanks for joining us – we hope to see you again soon.
- Our Father (The Lord's Prayer) Transcript
Our Father (The Lord's Prayer) TranscriptAuthor: Archdiocese of Brisbane
Hello. I’m Fr Peter Dillon, the Vicar for Administration for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. And I’d like to invite you to pray the Our Father with me today. You may wish to do so with your hands joined or your hands open, lifting your prayer to God.
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
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. Amen.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thank you for praying with us today and we hope to see you again very soon.