Since the Lord’s Prayer is specifically a prayer for the poor (thanks to David Bentley Hart for this insight), what are we who do not currently feel the grinding weight of poverty to do? Can we still pray it?
It occurs to me that whenever we pray the Lord’s Prayer, whoever we are, we stand in solidarity with those it was given to. Or at least we can pray it this way. We can pray the Lord’s Prayer as a daily act of solidarity with the poor, the marginalized, those crushed by a system that we all run the risk of being swallowed up in.
Praying the Lord’s Prayer, then, can be a daily act of resistance to the god of Mammon, a daily act of solidarity with the poor that can open us up to more embodied solidarity.