The Model Prayer

The Our Father is the model of how to pray. For many, it seems like a form rather than an actual prayer, but like the scriptures, it is both.

In giving us words we can pray, Jesus shows us how we can pray in our own words as well. Just like the scriptures can be repeated and meditated on, formal prayers can be as well.

Let us consider the words of the Our Father and see how it teaches us how to pray in our own words to God!

Author: Doug Sumowski

Doug Sumowski is passionate about sharing his faith with others and helping his brothers and sisters in the faith find their way to Christ. He grew up in the Catholic faith and after experiencing several personal struggles, left the Church and for a time became an itinerant evangelist and assistant pastor for a Protestant church. Eventually, finding his way home to the Catholic Church and received a BA in Religion from St. Leo University in March 2015, was a seminarian for the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, from August 2015 until August 2017 and then finished up a Master's in Theology from St. Leo University in December 2017. His experiences in other denominations have strengthened his commitment to Catholicism and to Christ. Now with a clear path, he finds these past situations have given him a tool to help others who struggle with different aspects of Catholicism. By explaining the basics of the Catholic faith he desires to strengthen your faith and help you to learn what the Church has to offer. For everyone has their own path that they walk, but none of us ever has to walk alone. If you want to learn more read his books about the Catholic faith.