Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Upon Request, Jesus Taught the Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:7-15


Jesus said to pray with sincerity

To build up the body of the one Church.

In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus taught that there are

seven petitions and seven blessings.


One, the name of God should be sanctified.

Two, the kingdom of God is on the way.

Three, God’s love kingdom will fulfill His will.

Four, daily bread provides bodily strength.


Five, forgiveness of debts and offences

Leads to Six, protection from temptation

And seven, deliverance from evil.

The Lord’s prayer summarizes the Gospel.


At a retreat, Fathers Mike Sparough and

Mike Rossman gave eight talks on the Lord’s prayer.


Patrick McCaskey


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