During his April 4 morning homily,
Pope Francis attacked those who pray the Our Father for others.
People with problems tell us sometimes to pray, Francis explained, “Yes, yes, I will say two Our Fathers and two Hail Marys." But Francis called this a “parrot prayer” which is “not acceptable.”
As a hazy alternative he proposed a prayer “with the Lord”, “with courage,” and doing “everything I can.”
Mark 14:39 And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.
Matthew 6: 9 Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our supersubstantial bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen.