“Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them.” (Matthew 18:19) If the first lesson of prayer is individuality and privacy (do not been seen by men, go into your closet), the second is connection with other people–solidarity and agreement. The bond that unites believers to each other is no less real than the one that unites us to God. Grace renews our love and awareness of our brothers and sisters just as surely as it wakens us to the love and presence of the Spirit. When we pray, “Our Father”, it is more than words. We are thinking about the “others” who also know God and need God. We are representing, the best we can, not our own views and desires, but rather, the needs and desires (and highest thinking) of our family. All together now, let US pray!