Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory for ever.
Amen.
Matthew 6: 9-13 (NKJV)

These verses are also known as the Lord's Prayer...the most widely known, recited and recognized prayer in the Christian faith. They were also the verses that concluded Rick Warren's inaugural prayer this past week. How refreshing to know that believers around the world were praying those words together with Dr. Warren...words that we rarely hear in public places anymore these days. We are still free to pray...let's use our freedom!

11 comments:

  1. You know, I was thinking that exact same thing as I prayed along with him. We are so incredibly blessed.

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  2. You are right, Dr. Warren took advantage of a great moment in history, drawing the world together in a prayer that Jesus taught us to pray. Thanks.
    Martha

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  3. We didnt see that on TV here, but how wonderful to hear that it was prayed.

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  4. Wonderful...Wouldn't it be Wonderful to see GOD brought back into the forefront of our nation as it was long ago!!!
    Thanks for posting!!!
    Dr M

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  5. I didn't see much of the inauguration on TV - just some highlights on the 11 o'clock news.
    The words of the Lord's Prayer are so ingrained in our lives - those of us lucky enought to remember when every school day started with the prayer.
    From what I've read about his address it was wonderfully inclusive. Who could ever have imagined that one day it would be a courageous thing to say the words of the this prayer in public?

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  6. I was so encouraged by Dr. Warren's courage and the fact that he was mindful that it is God alone who controls the universe. I felt a bit teary at the same time as millions of others as we recited the Lord's prayer together. . .

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  7. I even glanced up to see what was going on (yes, I was peeking during prayer) and so many in the audience prayed along, too. It was a special moment.

    The soup (because I can't spell Borsht) is almost ready...smells wonderful! I'm serving it up with the sour cream and some cornbread baked in the skillet. Yummy!

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  8. I thought his prayer was very right on the money. Every word seemed so meaningful. Not how those kind of ceremonial prayers usually go.

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  9. Thank-you for reminding us of the prayer that we all memorized as children, but making it real in today's world can often be a challenge.
    What a blessing!

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