Even if you are not all that religious… you’ve probably heard ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ at some point in your life. It goes like this:
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 (or debts)
as we forgive those who trespass against us (or debtors).
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever
We get this prayer from Jesus’ teachings recorded in Matthew Chapter 6… so faithful folks have been doing it non-stop for about 2000 years.
Is there wisdom in this prayer? Is it relevent for today? Can each of us be filled with hope, health, life, and faith by praying it?
For the next bunch of days let’s explore this prayer and what it means for faith and life today.
To start… and something new for this blog… I would ask that you do something… rewrite The Lord’s Prayer (above) in your own words and according to your own understanding (no… it’s not sacreligious!)
Whatever you write, keep it close and refer to it as we discuss the prayer in the days to come.