Tuesday, July 9, 2013

PaPa's Prayer as Understood by ME

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Heaven is where the heart is, and the heart is where Jesus is, according to the child in all of us
Hallowed be thy name;
There is nothing more important than our names. Our names can soothe us when we hear it spoken in love, and it can break our hearts when we hear it spoken in anger. The Lord calls upon us to call upon him in with love. 
Thy kingdom come;
He longs for the day when all will call His name in love and will only use His name in love. 
Thy will be done
He knew you before you were born. He molded you in your mother's womb. He wrote your life on the palm of His hand. Lean on Him in all things and not upon your own understanding
On earth as it is in heaven.
Do not wait until you have breathed your last breath to desire to know His will, but seek it now. 
Give us this day our daily bread;
It is by His grace that we are fed, and nourished, we give thanks and praise for the gifts of the spirit. 
And forgive us our trespasses
our Father has given His blessed assurance that He does forgive us our sinful nature
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
We shall forgive our enemies, those who hurt us, those who speak ill of us, because, we desire that from our Father
And lead us not into temptation,
Protect our thoughts and keep us from our tendencies to focus on our physical awareness and not on our spiritual reality. Help us to die to our sinfulness and rise to a better understanding of ourselves in your eyes. 
But deliver us from evil.
Protect us, and shield us from the harm that we do to ourselves, and the harm that other's may impose upon us.

And forgive us our debts
Do not hold our sinfulness against us, but, help us rise above our lacking as human beings, Love us unconditionally
As we have forgiven our debtors
Do onto others as you would have us do on to them. Show us how to love unconditionally. 

For thine is the kingdom
We give you today, as all things that we behold are your's help us to bring your kingdom to others 
And the power
All things great and mighty are your's Lord
And the glory,
All praise, and credit for that which is good and beautiful are your's Lord and should be rightly identified as such
Eternal, never ending, never beginning, 
This has been sealed with the blood of the lamb, a binding contract. 

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