p. 45. There Are More Versions of This Prayer Than I Knew. by the people of the world. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on November 11, 2013: @David Stone1: Thank you, and also thank you for the the squidlike. I agree with you completely. "Hallowed be your name," is a component of most Jewish prayers. Indwelling God, infused throughout all existence, we honor you with many names. It seems simpler for our limited human minds to relate to a personified image of God, so we have given God a pronoun. p. 45. �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 He was on a ventilator for several days. the "true" father. Alternative versions of the Lord’s Prayer Collected from various sources (THE MESSAGE, 2002) Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. a poem/prayer version by George Ella Lyon Above I said that God is "who", not "which or what", representing the difference between a being and a thing. 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. "Your Kingdomn come" correlates in Jewish tradition with the expression olam ha-bah, "the world to come." Prayer of St Francis of Assisi. This one leaves out a lot of the text. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> I've been in church all my life. I often pray while sitting in a chair, while driving, while standing, etc., but I always believed that I should be on my knees. 3 0 obj I was one of those children. So I have come to be able to speak plainly, without flowery language in my prayers. It just means you have decided it is not necessary for him/her to pay you back. endobj ye[rYp���QP�����e1G�"�� I've just googled why there are so many versions of the Lord's Prayer. I was raised Methodist but when I later went to a Catholic school as a teenager I was taught a different version. It was a time for direct communication. Too much, in my opinion. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on September 21, 2019: FRa, I am sorry to be so very long in replying to your comment. %���� - or that you can actually forget about it. You can do anything you want! I really helps me to do that, too. Some, however, relate specifically to prayer. I hope it has helped you in your prayer life, or at least, given you food for thought. The photo was taken before the now-in-process repair work began. May the Lord Bless You. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on October 24, 2014: @ delia-delia, thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. In the summer of 2009, my dad died of cardiovascular disease. Ah, that's a good question. People are not "that". At times I found myself saying "I grew up in the church. It's strange what goes through a person's mind at times of severe stress, and, always a stickler for correct grammar and for sentences that make sense, I began saying it to myself without pausing after "...your will be done..." and mentally making the changes as I've written below. )���\�. 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. We can always use more. It's a wonderful prayer that has blessed me each time I pray it. During much of that time, I was alone in an ICU consult room. For Your's Is The Kingdom And The Power For Ever And Ever , Amen. By that I mean that when we can recite something without even thinking about it, the meaning is often lost for us. This is one of my dad's azaleas that I moved with me when we relocated. spare us. Today may our bellies be full, Our hearts warm, And our fellowship open. I came to understand that God doesn't require our prayers to sound grand, only that they be from the heart. 1 0 obj a feminist version with a decidedly “green” emphasis. ��~�,��,�Бˣ�:8�Bm����p]����b�`7��6}�ò�[X,�ϼ~i�X1�� \�������)1? On the other hand, we know that God is a spirit, neither male nor female. I always wondered why it was worded that way. Unexpectedly, I continue to find more in my daily devotional readings. This is my photo of my parents' old family Bible, which Mickie Gee is helping me to repair. I've changed some of the words for modernization, and added a couple of commas for clarity. For example, did you know that it is not required that you be on your knees when you pray? a time … It does mean that you no longer hold it against the other person. In my daily prayer and meditation time, I have developed a more open two-way communication with God. I have to say, I agree with you. Alternative Lord’s Prayer. MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on September 20, 2013: @favored: Thank you for visiting this lens, for your squidlike, and for such a thoughtful comment. 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. �YI_TK7+��r ���� MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on December 04, 2019: God bless you, too. Mainly, I noticed that most people say "...Your will be done..." as if that were the end of the sentence; as if there were a period after the word "done", and then pause before saying "...on earth, as it is in heaven...." There isn't a period after "done". People are "who" Only inanimate objects should be referred to as "that". an embodied dance anthem version. Even though I learned this as a child, now that I teach it, the passage has real meaning to me. How could I not know that?". <> That doesn't mean you never lent the money. Prayer of St Richard. I know they sometimes are, but they should not be. The Lord’s Prayer, oftentimes referred to as the “Our Father Prayer”, is perhaps the most popular prayer in all of Christianity. endobj Again, I have friends in a different church now who have another version.
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