June 2, 2019 — Sixth Sunday after Easter

“Pay Attention” : A Homily on the Opening of the Lord’s Prayer
This summer we are looking closely at The Lord's Prayer, but before we look at the actual prayer it is important to note the setting of where Jesus' taught this prayer. In Matthew's gospel, he's the prayer is included in the Sermon on the Mount — so it has particular implications. Before uttering a word of the prayer, Jesus sets the stage for his disciples to pay attention to how, why, when, and what they pray as all of these elements are essential.