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Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Lords Prayer

3rd post in a day. must be a red record... been to a church prayer meeting tonight and came away totally inspired. we've been praying for the nation, the locality, the election. It was awesome. So many fired up people in one room, really asking for God to speak to them and to heal our nation. Just had to write about it.
One thing that really struck me was talking about our children. 50 years ago 50% of the UK's children went to Sunday School regularly. Now it's 5%. 50 years ago nearly everyone knew the Lords Prayer. Children learnt it at school or Sunday School, it was said at public events and people joined in. So many people have talked about praying the Lords Prayer at significant moments in life, or have been saved when all they could think of was to pray that one prayer - the one prayer they knew. And now...? Isn't it important if, at the very least, we teach our children this prayer, all children, so that when they need it, they have something, just one thing, that they can remember, that they can pray.
Ok so we live in a tolerant society, where pretty much anything goes, but don't we as Christians have an obligation to stand up for our faith and to pass our faith on to the next generation? Even if all it is, is one prayer, that one prayer that can help ANYONE in ANY situation.

Tonight we made a commitment to pray the Lords Prayer every day this week and I urge you to do so as well. It is how Jesus taught us to pray and if we can just pass it on to one person this week who didn't know it before, we are doing Gods work and possibly saving one person.

Our Father
Who art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy Kingom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory
For ever and ever
Amen

1 comment:

Just Be Real said...

Red, oh I love the account of "everyone being fired up" in your prayer meeting!!!

WoW. What only 50 years have done. The world, the UK, the US totally needs a revival!

Ironically enough, where I work, we have daily devotionals in the morning for an hour, and then we always end it with the Lord's Prayer. But, this week as I say the prayer, I will keep in mind your post here.

Thank you for sharing this with us. Blessings to you as you journey on.