Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Lord's Prayer

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 today 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.
For Thine is the Kingdom and Power and the Glory,
Forever and Ever,


Thy Will Be Done,
On Earth as it is in Heaven.

I was told in Sunday school that at the time that Jesus said this prayer that the idea of his kingdom coming to earth had not come because he had not yet died and resurrected. After the resurrection Jesus' kingdom was set up on Earth and that part of the prayer is no longer applicable to us now.

However, it is not hard to see that things here on earth are not as they are in Heaven.

Sometimes it seems in the world and in our lives that things on earth becoming as they are in Heaven is probably not going to

But this is part of the prayer that Jesus prayed. And this prayer was given to us, in the form of an instruction, in answer to the question, "How should we pray?

This prayer is should be considered a gift that not only can transform the world, but also transform right where the transformation needs to start-within ourselves.


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