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BRING YOURSELF HERE

Throughout Lent, we have been looking at The Lord’s Prayer at Trinity. At a women’s spirituality afternoon in March, Marybeth King shared a special version with us. Her daughter Becky wrote her own interpretation when she was just nine years old. Our group found it deeply touching (not to mention insightful) and I thought you might too.

 

The Lord’s Prayer   (In the words of Becky Canary-King age 9)

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PRAISE TO YOUR NAME

BRING YOURSELF HERE

TELL US WHAT YOU WANT US TO DO

ALLOVER

GIVE US OUR STRENGTH

FORGIVE OUR SINS

AND WE WILL FORGIVE OTHERS TOO

KEEP US FROM DOING HARM

AND OTHERS FROM HARMING US

WE PRAISE YOU FOR YOU ARE EVERYTHING

ALWAYS

 

For me, the words, “BRING YOURSELF HERE” are especially powerful.  There is an intimacy and understanding present in the relationship. These words express a childlike expectation in plain unadorned language which reflects profound trust. Isn’t this what Jesus encouraged in each of us when he gave us this prayer?

 

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Posted by PastorCarey on
I love the all-encompassing simplicity of "tell us what you want us to do allover." It seems to express heartfelt desire to please God and to fulfill the good we are equipped to do.
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