Responding to Jesus' Invitation to 3-C Contemplative Activism.
Contemplating The Prayer
Pondering Anew The Prayer of Jesus.
For those of us who call ourselves Christians, followers of Jesus of Nazareth, there is a very familiar common prayer that has been used now for centuries. Its origin has its roots in the ancient texts of the New Testament, and it is called by numerous names:
The Lord’s Prayer
…and some just call it, The 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 (trespasses), as we forgive our debtors (those who trespass against us), and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, Forever (and Ever). Amen.
Over the next few weeks, I invite you to take a journey with me as we spend some time Contemplating The Prayer, looking a bit deeper at the words and meanings of this ancient text. Who knows? Maybe we’ll uncover a few nuggets that just might help us bring some new life and vigor to this ancient prayer. I hope you’ll join us!
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