THE LORD’S PRAYER” Matthew 6 V9-13
Praying ‘Our Father which art in Heaven.”..(God)—Yes? (person)- Who is that? don’tinterrupt me. I’m praying. (God)—But you called me. (person)- I didn’t call you. I’m praying. “Our Father which art in heaven…” (God)-You said, “Our Father which art in heaven.” Here I am…What’s on your mind? (person)-But I didn’t mean anything by it. I always say the Lord’s Prayer for the day. I always do, for it makes me feel good. (God)—All right. Go on. (person)-“Hallowed be thy name…”(God)—Hold it. What do you mean by “Hallowed be thy name”). (person)-It means… Good grief, I don’t know what it means. God what does it mean? (God)—It means honoured, holy, wonderful. (person)-Hey, that makes sense. ““Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (God)—Do you really mean that? (person)-Sure, why not? (God)—What are you doing about it? (person)-Doing? Nothing, I guess. I just think it would be nice if you control everything down here like you have up there. (God)—Have I got control of you? (person)-Well, I go to church. (God)— What about your bad temper? And then there’s the way you spend your money—all on yourself, without thinking about paying tithes to help with the bills in the church. (person)- I’m just as good as most of the people at the church. (God)—Excuse me. I thought you were praying for my will to be done. If that is to happen, it will have to start with the ones who are praying for it. Like you, for example. Let’s work together, you and I. (person)-“Give us this day, our daily bread.” (God)—Praying is a dangerous thing. You could wind up changed. Keep praying, (person)-“Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” (God)—What about Ann – you refuse to forgive her? (person)- Why, Lord, she’s told lies about me, spread stories about my family. God: forgive Ann. Then I’ll forgive you. (person)-Oh, all right. I want to make right with you. I forgive her. (person) “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from all evil. “(God)-Good! I do that all the time. Just stay focussed on my ways. Amen! JESUS LOVES YOU. Start your day with Jesus. Beloved, have a blessed day.