Today I heard a sermon, in which The Lord’s prayer had
been mentioned as a model prayer, but not a prayer meant
to be used as an exact formula, said over an over again. I guess
he’s not off the mark when he said that when churches (not just
Catholic) do them as a regular liturgy, and after , say, a number of
years go by, the power is lost, as in other prayers because
the congregants recite them as a matter of routine,
and they will have lost any meaning or power.
I can see his point, somewhat, (and he made it a point that
he wasn’t saying that the Lord’s prayer is bad-but)
and I think it’s a matter of the heart of the pray-er…
He then went on to say that just a couple of verses before
(Matt 6:6) Jesussaid not to pray in vain repititions as the
My question is this- Obviously Jesus was not talking about
the Lord’s Prayer. I’m guessing he was referring to something
else. What would that be?