Pope Francis provides new insights into the most popular prayer in Christianity
Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary of His Election to the Papacy, Pope Francis’s New Book Illuminates Verse-by-Verse
the Prayer Known to Billions around the World
In December 2017, the New York Times as well as media outlets around the world reported that Pope Francis wants to change the words to the Lord’s Prayer, maybe the most recognized and beloved prayer on earth.
Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer (Image, on sale March 13, 2018, $21) finds Pope Francis in conversation with Father Marco Pozza, a theologian and prison chaplain. Pope Francis not only explains why he thinks the prayer should be changed but offers unprecedented insight into Jesus’s most profound words. Here he unpacks the famous prayer line-by-line, providing new and timely insights on the importance of embracing social justice, benevolence, and forgiveness in our hearts and minds.
Looking to address the concerns and hopes of today’s men and women in our politically turbulent time, Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer is a guide to living a life full of meaning, purpose, and strength. “We do need courage to pray the Our Father,” writes Pope Francis, “to truly believe that God is the Father who accompanies us, forgives us, gives us bread, is attentive to all that we ask, clothes us even better than the flowers of the field. To believe is a big risk.” Challenging the doubt and fear that plague so many, he issues a call for all of us to “help one another to dare” for a new understanding of our world.
With excerpts from some of the pontiff’s most cherished teachings, this handsome keepsake edition published in time for Easter and on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s election to the papacy offers words of encouragement and inspiration for all who are seeking hope and direction in our often tumultuous world.
OUR FATHER: REFLECTIONS ON THE LORD’S PRAYER
By Pope Francis
Published by Image Books
On Sale Date: March 13, 2018