A few weeks ago we finished a seven-week series on the Lord’s Prayer. One of the truths I discovered in preparing these sermons is that prayer, and, in particular, the way we pray, shapes us. To pray as Jesus instructs us reworks our vision of the world, so that we come to see God as central. It redirects our longing, turning our hopes toward Christ’s kingdom coming in fullness. By it we live into the reality that we are dependent creatures, looking to God for life, forgiveness, and strength to do his will. Prayer transforms us.