Friday, 20 April 2012

My Lord's Prayer

A while ago, at afterchurch, the 15+ learnt about The Lords Prayer:
Matthew 6v9-13 (NIV)
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
   but deliver us from the evil one.’
or as it is put in the message (which made me and my rachel laugh quite a lot):
   Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what's best— as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You're in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You're ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Anyway, we all then wrote our own version, which I use as my prayer fairly often!

"Loving Father in Heaven,
Reveal all you are to me.
Bring your will to this earth,
let all humanity be in awe of you,
just like in heaven.
Give me the strength I need to get through each day,
forgive me when I mess stuff up,
and help me to forgive myself and others.
Help me to focus on you and not to stray from your way,
even when it is hard or hurts a lot.
Deliver me from sin and all that restricts me so I am able to fly for you.
Because everything belongs to you,
it always has and it always will!
You are amazing, yesterday, today and forever.

Try making your own!

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