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All Possible Petitions: Simone Weil on Praying the Lord’s Prayer

Updated: 5 days ago


"The Our Father contains all possible petitions; we cannot conceive of any prayer not already contained in it. It is to prayer what Christ is to humanity. It is impossible to say it once through, giving the fullest possible attention to each word, without a change, infinitesimal perhaps but real, taking place in the soul.”