According to Joyce Meyer, in her book The Power of Simple Prayer, it is "the enemy" who gives us these hard and fast rules to follow. Who knew? She lives in coastal Alabama. I really helps me to do that, too. By the time I was eight or nine years old, I could recite The Lord's Prayer by rote, along with The Apostle's Creed, the Doxology, the alphabet, and the multiplication tables. We accept life for all that it can be, Thanks for visiting. This is my photo of my parents' old family Bible, which Mickie Gee is helping me to repair. It is not a Catholic prayer, so no problem there. Fay Favored from USA on September 17, 2013: It's funny how people get defensive about things concerning the Bible. - that to forgive does not mean to pretend something never happened. For example, when we say, "...thy kingdom come, thy will be done..." we are actually saying that we want the Kingdom of God to come, and that we want God's will, not our own, to be done here on Earth, just as it is in heaven. as we forgive those who trespass against us. This does not mean it is easy to do, just that it can be done. The Grace Prayer. spare us. In other words, you no longer hold him/her responsible for the debt. I love this prayer. I prayed almost continuously. Love this page! This is one of my dad's azaleas that I moved with me when we relocated. I have both of the books shown below in my small personal library. I have done a lot of reading about prayer and relationships with God and Jesus over the last 9 or 10 years, and I have learned a lot. 4 0 obj THE REAL LORDS PRAYER BEFORE BEING CHANGED TO WHAT YOU GREW US TO //////Our Father Who Art in Heaven, Hollowed Be Thy Name, Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done, On Earth as it is in Heaven.Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, And Forgive us Our Sins As We Forgive Those Who Sin Against Us.Lead Us Not Into Temptations, But Deliver Us From Evil. Ah, that's a good question. The "world to come" is the messianic age. I agree with you completely. It's a wonderful prayer that has blessed me each time I pray it. People are "who" Only inanimate objects should be referred to as "that". You can do anything you want! It is one complete sentence. Thanks again. Prayer of St Richard. The 'Glory Be' prayer. Thanks for visiting, and for your comment. How could I not know that?". forgive us. Thanks for sharing the different versions. "Hallowed be your name," is a component of most Jewish prayers. These days, I actually listen to the words and consider their meanings. So it is better to use "guide" rather than "lead" in the Lord's Prayer. %���� endobj Disturb Us Lord. By that I mean that when we can recite something without even thinking about it, the meaning is often lost for us. It is similar to the way in which you might forgive a monetary debt: You may decide to tell the person that you have "forgiven" the debt. I often pray while sitting in a chair, while driving, while standing, etc., but I always believed that I should be on my knees. Many of us learned The Lord's Prayer as children, simply from hearing it, then saying it every Sunday in church. Your realm is within the human heart. It seems simpler for our limited human minds to relate to a personified image of God, so we have given God a pronoun. Breath of Life, In whom we live and move and have our being, 1. I hope it has helped you in your prayer life, or at least, given you food for thought. I did not receive notification of it. In my daily prayer and meditation time, I have developed a more open two-way communication with God. David Stone from New York City on November 09, 2013: A wonderful, thoughtful lens. I have to say, I agree with you. I know they sometimes are, but they should not be. by all created beings. We offer alternative versions of the Lord’s prayer to help us to gain understand and depth behind the traditional words that many of us say without thinking about their meaning. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on September 21, 2019: FRa, I am sorry to be so very long in replying to your comment. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> In the summer of 2009, my dad died of cardiovascular disease. Forgiveness of slights or hurts can be thought of in this way. Over the years, after incorporating many readings into my daily prayer and meditation time, I have learned that there is more than one version of this beautiful prayer. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on December 04, 2019: God bless you, too. �U�B�� �����XH�#�_6cu� h�F"U�v�^�n�y�F�?N�t�j��%�\��d��"��wG}�,R�xk�fW+XeC&��O+�H���ֻ��� �}٬��]�ooL���IG� ���t$�rg��oX��:y���'�C3��g��3���K���ކ�l4y�sI4hb�@���]���F²2uWg��=m�U�e'�#��-�XpP At present there are at least five English versions of the Lord's Prayer in use in the UK. � ��*�fz��\+���I��aD���9�y��et�;)_C6����B41�� Again, I have friends in a different church now who have another version. p. 45. ye[rYp���QP�����e1G�"�� Some, however, relate specifically to prayer. This is good, but it can also be bad. So often we say the words by rote without thinking of the meanings -- I'm trying to stop doing that. Each one has helped me in its own way. The 'Go in Peace' blessing. 3 0 obj I always wondered why it was worded that way. 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