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The Lord’s Prayer in Perspective

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I cannot pray “Our” if my faith has no room for others and their need.

I cannot pray “Father” if I do not demonstrate this relationship to God in my daily living.

I cannot pray “who art in heaven” if all of my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.

I cannot pray “hallowed be Thy name” if I am not striving for God’s help to be holy.

I cannot pray “Thy kingdom come” if I am unwilling to accept God’s rule in my life.

I cannot pray “Thy will be done” if I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.

I cannot pray “in earth as it is in heaven” unless I am truly ready to give myself to God’s service here and now.

I cannot pray “give us this day our daily bread” without expending honest effort for it or if I would withhold from my neighbor the bread I receive.

I cannot pray “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.

I cannot pray “lead us not into temptation” if I deliberately choose to remain in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.

I cannot pray “deliver us from evil” if I am not prepared to fight for the quality of my life and that of others through watchful prayer.

I cannot pray “Thine is the kingdom” if I am unwilling to obey the King.

I cannot pray “Thine is the power and the glory” if I am seeking power for myself and my own glory first.

I cannot pray “forever and ever” if I am too anxious about each day’s affairs.

I cannot pray “Amen” unless I honestly say “Not MY will, but Thy will be done, so let it be.”

* Author Unknown


Wanda said...

This is awesome! I'm printing it off.

Karla Meachem said...

Glad you liked it; enJOY!!!