An Interpretation of: THE LORD’S PRAYER part 1Published December 30, 2017
Our Father, who are in Heaven, Holy is your Name. May your Kingdom come and your Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this Day our Daily bread. Forgive us Our trespasses as We forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us away from temptation and deliver us from Evil. Amen.
This is the basic prayer that Jesus taught about relationships. It illustrates beautifully a human beings relationship with our Creator, ourselves, and each other.
The Lord’s Prayer is the most important of all Christian documents. It’s the one common denominator of all Christian denominations, churches, and sects. It is taught to every Christian child. It is the best known and most often quoted teaching of Jesus.
The Prayer is a perfect formula for the development of the soul and consciousness. It was designed for that specific purpose and when recited regularly, with an understanding heart, we will experience a change in our soul, because of our changing relationship with life.
The beauty of its’ construction is evident in its’ ability to meet everyone’s needs at the level they are spiritually. The simple text can be grasped by even the weak minded, and for those with greater spiritual development there is sufficient material for growth. There is no need for advanced degrees in theology to interpret the Prayer, because at its’ essence it is a relationship between the Mind and Purpose of the Creator God, with the mind and purpose of the Created Human Being.
The clause that is usually added, “Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever” was not part of the original Prayer. It is an affirmation that is excellent, but doesn’t add to our examination of this Prayer of Prayers.
TO BE CONTINUED…….