4 0 obj Why don't we use "she", you ask? It is similar to the way in which you might forgive a monetary debt: You may decide to tell the person that you have "forgiven" the debt. At times I found myself saying "I grew up in the church. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks for sharing the different versions. I agree with you completely. a feminist version with a decidedly “green” emphasis. When we say "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us", what we are saying is that we want God to forgive us in the way and amount that we have forgiven others. The 'Go in Peace' blessing. The Lord’s Prayer, oftentimes referred to as the “Our Father Prayer”, is perhaps the most popular prayer in all of Christianity. The "world to come" is the messianic age. So, maybe "she/he" is a what or a which, after all. As a Musim, I would give the following suggestion: Rather than "Lead us not into temptation" it is better to say "Guide us against temptation." There are several different versions of the “Our Father Prayer”, though the most popular is the Catholic version … The Serenity Prayer. There are many given reasons in the Bible when God will not hear our prayers. The Lord's Prayer is used by all Christians. Too much, in my opinion. On the other hand, we know that God is a spirit, neither male nor female. Some of those things are not related to The Lord's Prayer, nor to prayer in general, so they are outside the scope of this lens. These days, I actually listen to the words and consider their meanings. For example, did you know that it is not required that you be on your knees when you pray? Thanks for the visit and for your comment. Thank you for sharing this with us. Prayer of St Francis of Assisi. By the time I was eight or nine years old, I could recite The Lord's Prayer by rote, along with The Apostle's Creed, the Doxology, the alphabet, and the multiplication tables. <> This one leaves out a lot of the text. I love this prayer. I was one of those children. %���� It just means you have decided it is not necessary for him/her to pay you back. Thanks for visiting. - that to forgive does not mean to pretend something never happened. We accept life for all that it can be, I prayed almost continuously. Mainly, I noticed that most people say "...Your will be done..." as if that were the end of the sentence; as if there were a period after the word "done", and then pause before saying "...on earth, as it is in heaven...." There isn't a period after "done". <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> People are "who" Only inanimate objects should be referred to as "that". Ah, that's a good question. It took a very long time (almost 3 years) for me to write it down. )���\�. 2 0 obj I recommend them highly to anyone who is trying to strengthen his/her prayer life. So I have come to be able to speak plainly, without flowery language in my prayers. It was a time for direct communication. Thanks for visiting, and for your comment. This is my photo of my parents' old family Bible, which Mickie Gee is helping me to repair. Over the years, after incorporating many readings into my daily prayer and meditation time, I have learned that there is more than one version of this beautiful prayer. endobj We can always use more. The 'Glory Be' prayer. According to Joyce Meyer, in her book The Power of Simple Prayer, it is "the enemy" who gives us these hard and fast rules to follow. an embodied dance anthem version. God Bless You and your family. Set the world right; Do what's best -- As above, so below. Anglo-Catholic Prayers. The Lord’s Prayer: An Alternate Version. When I pray the Lord's Prayer, I envision the words on how they would be expressed visually...it makes me concentrate on what I'm saying with meaning and feelings. So often we say the words by rote without thinking of the meanings -- I'm trying to stop doing that. Did you know there are many variations of The Lord's Prayer? �C��(L�^��'T���� v��@$�TF1Jc���w��h�.�q2� �f��Q��jT�"݇c!F%> B�F���F�U��p�]��B9͛�7�W��偔dI�fҫ8�'�~ ��ñ��:=L��qr8�GI� MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on November 11, 2013: @David Stone1: Thank you, and also thank you for the the squidlike. Even though I learned this as a child, now that I teach it, the passage has real meaning to me. David Stone from New York City on November 09, 2013: A wonderful, thoughtful lens. Thanks again. In the summer of 2009, my dad died of cardiovascular disease. Because it is Satan that leads up into temptation, not God. 2. At gatherings of multiple churches I get nervous that people will notice I am saying the 'wrong' version. So it is better to use "guide" rather than "lead" in the Lord's Prayer. Did you know there are many variations of The Lord's Prayer? How could I not know that?". MariaMontgomery (author) from Central Florida, USA on December 04, 2019: God bless you, too. I always wondered why it was worded that way. I often pray while sitting in a chair, while driving, while standing, etc., but I always believed that I should be on my knees.