Sometimes prayer is a struggle. When the disciples of Jesus had struggles in their prayer life, they plainly asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Lk 11:1). And Jesus gave them simple, yet incredibly profound words to pray to God. Thus, the Lord’s Prayer becomes the model and pattern for all our prayers AND for our entire spiritual life. But how often do we mindfully utter the words of this prayer? How often do we truly ponder and explore the spiritual depths of this prayer?