We ordinarily think of the Word of God as something that comes down from God to us. So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; offering us instruction and guidance. We think of prayer as something that comes from us to God bringing to the throne of grace our praise, our hopes, our cares and concerns. “Lord, teach us to pray.” The Our Father, the Lord’s Prayer, is where these two concepts merge. It is the word of God offering us comfort and instruction. It is our prayer seeking divine assistance. We should not only pray the Our Father but also meditate on the word of God present in it offering us fervor, fidelity, feeding, forgiveness with forgiving-ness, and fortitude forever.