Monday, January 09, 2006

The Our Father

Here is the prayer Jesus taught us. He said that God is His Father and our Father. So we pray with Jesus:

Our Father,

We cannot see God with our eyes. He is in heaven. But God hears us and wants us to come near. So we pray:

who art in heaven,

God's name is holy so we honor it. When we hear the name of God we should be happy because He made all things. God made us and loves us. So we pray:

hallowed be thy name.

God wishes to bring good things to our world. We can help by doing good things every day. So we pray:

Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven.

God is like a kind father. We need food to be strong, clothes to be warm, and so many more things. So we pray:

Give us this day our daily bread

God forgives us when we do something wrong. But He also said we must forgive those who do something wrong to us. So we pray:

Forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who
trespass against us.

Wherever we go, God is there to take our hand and guide us, He is always at our side. Even in danger, God will help us to know what to do. So we pray:

Lead us not
into temptation
but deliver us from evil.

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