Friday, February 19, 2010

Our Father Who Art in Heaven

When I begin the Lord's Prayer and say 'Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name', I know that God in listening to me. He cares and He listens. He is greater than I am - He is God and I am a flawed, mortal human being seeking to live a better life. When I pray this particular prayer I am also praying as part of a community of people who are praying for the same thing - a better life for ourselves, our families and the world in which we live. We need God and we need each other, and our collective petition to live as we believe He wants us to live makes our world a better place. I feel sure that it pleases God when he hears one of us say, 'Our father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name..."

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