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The Lords Prayer in Perspective

Story ID:8048
Written by:Charles Dishno (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Dillon Montana USA
Year:2012
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I ran across this a few years ago and now I share it with you...Enjoy.
Chuck



The Lord's Prayer in Perspective.

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.

Amen!