Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Lord's Prayer : Adult Children of Divorce Version

 
 
Matthew 6:9-13 is one record of the Lord's Prayer.  Jesus prayed!!  If he needed to, so do I!!   After teaching about rules ( Matthew 5 and 6) , murder, adultery, divorce, vengeance, enemies, giving to the needy ( and who says Jesus isn't relevant?) , etc.....he comes to the topic of prayer.
 
He tells his disciples ( and us) HOW to pray.  The Lord's Prayer gives us a format.
 
God knows I have spent much time thinking and praying about rules, adultery, divorce, vengeance, etc, and MORE since my parent's late-life divorce.  Here's my attempt to use Jesus' format to give an example of what conversation between us ACODs and God may look like.  May it get all of us started talking to God!!!
 
Our Father in Heaven       Some of us have lost relationship with our earthly fathers or mothers and we still need what a father or mother can give
 
Hallowed Be Your Name   Who you are is holy, set apart from all other fathers and mothers ---and may it stay that way!
 
Your Kingdom Come        We have created little kingdoms of "family" and "society", but there is MORE!!
 
Your Will Be Done        We see life from one perspective, you see it all!!
 
On Earth as it is in Heaven      Please bring a bit of your love, justice and sovereignty into our worlds today
 
Give us today our Daily Bread     Give us today what we need to survive and be nourished
 
Forgive our Debts         We fall short of giving you what you deserve and we have failed others....forgive us
 
As we also Forgive our Debtors    Others have failed and hurt us and may continue to. Help us to keep forgiving!
 
And lead us not into temptation    Protect us from facing tempting decisions and help us to stay away from those situations if we can
 
But Deliver Us from the Evil One    If we are ready to fall into sin, please come and take us away from he who is and all that is opposite of you!!!
 
(For Thine is the Kingdom , Power and Glory Forever and Ever Amen)     It's not about us, but about YOU!!  Help us remember that.
 
 
START praying!!  KEEP praying!!  DON'T STOP!!!
 
 
Coming Next :    The Ripple Effect

No comments:

Post a Comment

Topics

JANUARY TOPICS : Help and Hope
Grief
Bonds Unravel
Pain
Anger

FEBRUARY TOPICS: Anger
Counseling
Bargaining
Triangles
Honesty
Depression
Waiting
Boundaries

MARCH TOPICS: Accepting Change
Forgiving Parents
Time For Serenity
Things/Objects of Meaning
House
Rings

APRIL TOPICS: Postcard
Holidays
Recipe
Photo Album
Pathway

JUNE/JULY : Reflecting and Writing Again

AUGUST:
Acods and Listening
Acods and Materialism
Acods and Identity

SEPTEMBER:
Serenity Prayer Worksheet
ACODs and Simplicity
A New Look to the Blog!!
Serenity Prayer Extended Version/Worksheet
Simplicity
Why do we Blog???

NOV/DEC:
ACOD Serenity Prayer
ACOD Fathers and Mothers
Things Still Aren't Right This Christmas

Grandchildren of Divorce
ACODs and Affairs
Keep Going
ACOD Forward and Back
Lord' Prayer ACOD version
Ripple Effect
Grief Revisited
Too Many Choices
ACOD Times To Remember
Telling the Truth
Behind the Curtain

Popular Posts