Rethinking the Lord's Prayer

"Lord, teach us to pray ..."
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

In prayer, we often fall into a routine.  The words spill out because it is habit and we follow a rhythm that sweeps us up into an auto pilot like course.  We forget what they mean.

"Our Father;" (not our Mother) who art in heaven; (yes there is a heaven); hallowed (holy, consecrated, not said in vain!) be Thy name; Thy kingdom come (yep, it's coming), Thy will be done (God's will not ours), on earth as it is in heaven  (ah, a sneak peek!).  Give us this day our daily bread; (and what a glorious day and bread it is!); and forgive us our trespasses (would we expect nothing less?) as we forgive those who trespass against us (okay, that's the tricky part!).  And lead us not into temptation; (never) but deliver us from evil (without a doubt).  Amen (I believe!).

 

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  • haha.. I like this. I've always thought that Jesus taught us how to pray - no need in reinventing the wheel so to speak.

    Good share.

    Jason

  • In reply to JasonLanier:

    Thank you! Your comment is appreciated.

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