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The Lord’s Prayer


I cannot say…..

Our” – if I live only for myself.
Father” – if I do not endeavor each day to act like his child.
Who art in heaven” – if I am laying up no treasure there.
Hallowed be thy name” – if I am not striving for holiness.
Thy Kingdom come” – if I am not doing all in my power to hasten that wonderful event.
Thy will be done” – if I am disobedient to his Word.
On earth as it is in heaven” – if I do not serve him here and now.
Give us this day our daily bread” – if I am dishonest or am seeking things by subterfuge.
Forgive us our debts” – if I harbor a grudge against anyone.
Lead us not into temptation” – if I deliberately place myself in its path.
Deliver us from evil” – if I do not put on the whole armor of God.
Thine is the kingdom” – if I do not give the King the loyalty due him from a faithful subject.
The power” – if I fear what men may do.
The glory” – if I’m seeking honor only for myself, and
Forever” – if the horizon of my life is completely bounded by time.


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78 thoughts on “The Lord’s Prayer

  1. Oh my…this is excellent! Excellent!!!!!

  2. Wonderful! Gotta reblog.

  3. Reblogged this on igatherum and commented:
    Powerful stuff. Do not miss the first line, though.

  4. LaDona's Music Studio on said:

    Wow. Some of that hits hard. Bookmarking this one.

  5. Wow I love this truly inspiring…

  6. I would like to pass on the award for
    Inspirational Blog!
    I was nominated and feel you deserve it!!

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    3. List seven things about yourself. 
    4. Pass the award to 7 bloggers.

  7. I am teaching my grandson the lords prayer. He said he’d like to learn it, as it sounds like poetry. I told him all of God’s words are poetry to our ears. I like your version!

  8. Really really good, have to share it. Thanks!

  9. Paulina Czarnecki on said:

    Reblogged this on Paulina Czarnecki and commented:
    I have posts scheduled for every other day, but I found this and thought that I just had to share it. 🙂 It’s a great post.

  10. An exceptional…thought provoking examination…of The Lord’s Prayer…and our lives. Beautiful! I will share…thank you!

  11. Reblogging on Facebook….thanks

  12. Thank you so much for this post. It’s excellent, thoughtful and beautiful!

  13. Reblogged this on Sound Check 2 My Life and commented:
    Thought provoking #OurFather

  14. Darcy La Geekerd on said:

    Even as an agnostic. i did enjoy reading this. i shall reblog it.

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  16. Emma T :) on said:

    I love this!! It is very inspiring.

  17. Mrs Esoteric on said:

    Loved it!

  18. Mrs Esoteric on said:

    Reblogged this on An Esoteric View of the World.

  19. Mrs Esoteric on said:

    It was so beautiful I had to reblog!

  20. .. and I can’t pray any of this unless I say ‘come what may’, because to pray this prayer will cost everything..

    Love it!

  21. I love the way you present the truth! Challenging AND wonderful!

  22. Reblogged this on Kip's Thoughts and commented:
    Amazing thoughts

  23. Amazing and humbling interpretation, my brother. Very well done.

  24. Karuma on said:

    Reblogged this on Drop a Line and commented:
    A beautiful analysis from the wonderfully talented khamneithang!

  25. I’ve known this prayer of the Lord by heart since I was a child, but I never ever thought it could be evaluated like this! You truly are very deep in your thoughts!
    May God bless you abundantly!

  26. Reblogged this on One Bondservant's Diary and commented:
    Paul exhorts us to examine ourselves in 1st Cor 11:28. Here’s a great breakdown of a healthy examination in the model of prayer as given to us by Jesus himself.

  27. Reblogged this on William Kristoph's Favorite Quotes and commented:
    This is obviously larger than a quote, but I loved this so much I wanted to save and share it here.

  28. What a truth, what a blessing! Thank you for posting and sharing; this is a print and share post for sure!

    Blessings my friend,

  29. Love it 😉 Thank you for sharing.

  30. I have decided to be a follower of your blog after reading this post. Your site is definitely a soul sharpener!

  31. Reblogged this on tmgaouette and commented:
    We say it everyday, but do we take it’s meaning literally? I wanted to share this with you and prompt you to check out the rest of the posts on this inspirational blog. They’ll make you laugh, cry, and likely pray. Thanks, Khamneithang

  32. This is gorgeous! Thank you!

  33. Hi — Thanks for the follow and your interest in my blog! I loved this challenge to the Lord’s Prayer when I read it years ago. I’m glad it’s being passed around again.

  34. Most uplifting and to think I would have missed this had you not kindly left an appreciation on my own blog, and I intend to reblog very soon.

    In my humble opinion, this is a fitting addition to what Jesus said about this for He stressed that we can actually block Father’s loving grace to us personally through our harbouring unforgiveness towards those who’ve hurt us! (Matt 6:14-15) And my, how rapidly one’s decision to forgive can bring even physical healing – as my wife was blessed to discover ( – praise you Lord!

    The Lord continue to keep His face turned towards you and yours, Khamneithang.

  35. Reblogged this on Rediscovering Catholicism and commented:
    This is too good to not share. Even though I’ve been following his blog for a month or 2 (not sure), I haven’t read too many of his posts. I was going through my reader today and it caught my attention. Enjoy:

  36. So powerful and inspiring! Thank you for your thoughts and causing me to think deeply.

  37. Thought-provoking and beautiful. Thank you.

  38. Reblogged this on Richard's Watch and commented:
    Most uplifting and imho a fitting addition to what Jesus said about this model prayer – He stressed that we can actually hinder and prevent Father’s loving grace to us as an individual through unforgiveness towards those who’ve hurt us! (Matt 6:14-15)

  39. Amen! Striving for perfection–to be holy just as He is Holy. Wonderful–so thoughtful you to share this.

  40. Helo , Thanks a million for that inspiring reflection on the Lord’s Prayer. it will contniue to be my dealing start. God bless and enrich you with his wisdom. I will share this with my friends.

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