About This Online Course

The Lord’s Prayer — the Our Father, as some traditions call it — is the most famous prayer in history. But what does it mean to pray it with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength? How do we live inside it?

In this Renovaré online course, author, teacher, and songwriter Carolyn Arends pulls back the veil of familiarity to throw fresh light on the brilliantly succinct prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray. 

As the lessons unpack the prayer’s six petitions, you’ll discover the genius of Jesus in providing this road map for moving into maturity, clarity, and vision.


What’s In This Course and Who It’s For

Living Inside the Lord’s Prayer contains ten video lessons, each 10 – 15 minutes, along with a printable course guide (PDF), suggested practices, art and music selections, and reflection questions for going deeper. 

The course is self-paced and can be accessed anytime. Take it individually, or use it with a small group or church.


Course Outline

  • Session One: Introduction

  • Session Two: The Invocation

  • Session Three: Hallowed Be Thy Name

  • Session Four: Why Hallowed Be Thy Name” Comes First

  • Session Five: Thy Kingdom Come

  • Session Six: Thy Will Be Done

  • Session Seven: Give Us This Day

  • Session Eight: Forgive Us Our Trespasses

  • Session Nine: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

  • Session 10: The Doxology

Meet the Instructor

Carolyn Arends

Carolyn oversees the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation as well as several other Renovaré initiatives, including the Book Club. She is also a recording artist, speaker, author, and college instructor. She lives near Vancouver, BC, with her husband Mark and their two children.