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Tue, Jan 17 2006 - 09:45 PM

The Lords Prayer

Most interesting, I came across a website that had The Lord's Prayer recorded in more then 1323 languages and dialects.

A simple prayer, no effort on the part of Jesus to impress the disciples that asked Him - "Lord teach us to pray"! No grand words or fancy speech - no effort to capture the Fathers ear with much speech or fancy words - NO Jesus knew The Father always hears Him, this prayer is the prayer Jesus said we should pray when we are approaching the Father.

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1-4), Jesus responded with what we know as the Lord's Prayer. If I was one of the disciples witnessing the life and ministry of Jesus, I would have been watching Him alot and trying to figure out what made Him so unique, why were His words so powerful, why when He laid hands on the sich did they get well, why when He commanded demons did they obey Him, how did He make the water into wine, and calm the seas, why did He spend so much time alone in prayer _ it seems He would stay out all night in the hills and pray, maybe - just maybe this time in prayer helped Jesus, maybe it was His time to worship and hear from His Father, maybe the disciples saw the importance and benefit to a prayer life in the life of Jesus and that is why they asked Him - Lord teach us to pray!

I can stay so busy, there is no end to the business and demands, BUT Jesus - He was a bit busy in His day and He managed to MAKE time to get alone and hear from Heaven, maybe - maybe I should ask and you should ask - Lord teach us to pray.

Think about it Blogtioch, is there anything better then the presence of the Almighty, to be still and KNOW .... can anything match it !!!

Jesus tells us to begin our praying with, "Our Father who art in heaven." That first word reminds us that we are not alone, that we are linked through God to one another as one family. As we come close to God, we are drawn into closer relationship with one another. And by telling us to call God "Father," Jesus moves us from images of a remote God to an image of God as one who is with us constantly, one whose likeness we bear at the deepest levels of our being.

'Our Heavenly Father, may your name be honoured; May your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day the bread we need, Forgive us what we owe to you, as we have also forgiven those who owe anything to us. Keep us clear of temptation, and save us from evil'." (Matt 6) 'Father, may your name be honoured - may your kingdom come! Give us each day the bread we need, and forgive us our sins, for we forgive anyone who owes anything to us; and keep us clear of temptation.'" (Luke 11)

Bless you all here at Blogtioch, I carry you with me daily, I have been kept very busy with work related matters, starting some new studies to finish some certifications for my job, and enjoying time alone with the Master, I took 2 days off just to get quiet and rest a while - been missing you all but trust you are in His Keeping, Amen

Love Howard

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