Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name
[We, the children to whom You granted birth, bow before You in silence]
The Kingdom come
[To all the crevices of this little globe, to the hearts of Your living temples on S. Lime St., in Baghdad, North Korea, Uganda... breathe into us Yourself... let hatred die]
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
[Help us to see that serving ourselves is killing us... we need Your help to want what You do]
Give us this day our daily bread
[Give us bread that does not drip with the tears, sweat, and blood of those weaker than us]
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
[Oh, help us see that we don't deserve Your forgiveness and may the picture we see compel us to radical love for those who hurt us]
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
[Grant us a thirst for You that drowns our haunting ability to turn desires from You into lusts that exploit others]

For Thine is

the Kingdom,

the Power,


the Glory



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