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.