"We do not want to be beginners [at prayer]. but let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything but beginners all our days."
– Thomas Merton, “Contemplative Prayer”
When the disciples requested to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1), they weren't asking out of an ignorance on how to pray. They were asking out of a desire to go deeper in prayer. Jesus answered with an example, which we now call “The Lord’s Prayer.” This Lenten Season, the 40 days of reflection and preparation leading to Good Friday and Easter, we’re leaning into that desire for deeper prayer too. Each week, we’ll take a line of the Lord’s Prayer as a springboard into the spiritual practices of meditation and prayer, allowing these words to expand our ideas of what prayer is and what it can do.