Updated: Nov 11
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Are you familiar with THE LORD’S PRAYER?
Over the years I have spent a considerable amount of quality time focusing my attention (one might call it meditating) on THE LORD’S PRAYER. Now, if this PRAYER offends you in any way (which of course I have no intention of doing) please feel free to skip this BLOG (I won’t be offended).
However, if you are familiar with THE LORD’S PRAYER, you surely must know the first word in the PRAYER is OUR which tells us that this PRAYER is meant for each and every one of us. It goes on to say OUR FATHER which tells us we all have the same Spiritual FATHER. This of course implies that we are all brothers and sisters in the Family of GOD.
WHICH ART IN HEAVEN tells us OUR FATHER lives in HEAVEN which most of us have been told is a lovely, peaceful, happy place. A place we would all like to go to when we die.
It goes on to say HALLOWED BE THY NAME which tells us HIS NAME is a HOLY NAME — One to be Revered — a NAME above all NAMES.
THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. I find this to be very interesting, for it tells us to do what HE would have us do (HIS WILL) and live the way HE would have us live (HIS WILL) while we are still here on EARTH. And by doing so, we can all experience a wonderful taste of HEAVEN (and we don’t have to die to experience it).
I know this to be true, for on several Magical occasions when my will has been totally aligned with HIS WILL, I have experienced that lovely, peaceful, happy place. That Spiritual taste of HEAVEN and what HEAVEN will be like when we get there.
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD (tells us to live ONE DAY at a time and ask HIM to sustain us with Physical Bread, and best of all with SPIRITUAL BREAD). For JESUS said, “I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE.” (John 6:35)
AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US. HE is telling us we must first FORGIVE OTHERS for WRONGS done to us, before we can achieve FORGIVENESS for our own WRONGS. “FORGIVE AND YOU SHALL BE FORGIVEN”. (Luke 6:37)
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL. This simply tells us — All HE wants us to do is TRUST HIM — And do our best to stay in HIS WILL. And if we choose to FOLLOW HIM, we will NOT BE TEMPTED to do EVIL THINGS.
FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOR EVER. This reiterates the fact that HE IS EVERYTHING! And if we do our best to put HIM FIRST in our Lives we will experience and share that lovely, peaceful, happy place within ourselves, and within our brothers and sisters in GOD.
“FOR BEHOLD, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU” (Luke 17:21)
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