Tag: lord’s prayer

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

prayer, Prayer Practice
Merry Christmas! I found a beautiful prayer I'd like to share today: Our Mother, who art within us, We celebrate your many names. Your wisdom come. Your will be done, Unfolding from the depths within us. Each day you give us all that we need. You remind us of our limits and we let go. You support us in our power and we act with courage. For you are the dwelling place within us, the empowerment around us, and the celebration among us. As it was in the very beginning, may it be now. ~ Patricia Lynn Reilly
Prayerful Tuesday: A Blogger’s Prayer and Random Thoughts

Prayerful Tuesday: A Blogger’s Prayer and Random Thoughts

prayer, Prayer Practice, spiritual practice, Spirituality
I had promised I'd offer different versions of "The Lord's Prayer." This prayer really comes about because the followers of Jesus ask, "How should we pray?" This is a frequent question in detention. The youth do not feel confident that their own prayers are good enough. Really, it is because they are not confident that they, themselves, are good enough. That's sad. In the Lord's Prayer, it basically covers: addressing the divine with honor and respect request for compassion request for sustenance request for forgiveness request for saving or safety A long time ago, I learned this trick in prayer: ACTS A - Adoration C - Confession T - Thanksgiving S - Supplication That is, if we rearranged and stretched the meaning a little big, basically what the Lord'...
Prayerful Tuesday: The many images of God and the Lord’s Prayer

Prayerful Tuesday: The many images of God and the Lord’s Prayer

prayer, Prayer Practice
I apologize upfront today. I am going to totally focus on a Christian tradition because I have both a rant and a gift. And, it is my tradition and the one I know best. Please bear with me. The Lord's Prayer is the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray. It is very traditional within Christian practice. I think it is the only thing we have in common across denominations. Everyone says a version of this most of the time. There are always outliers. However, one of the harmful byproducts is that it has planted the language of God=father into our psyche so strongly that we cannot see the divine feminine of God or see the God in women. This has to stop. We know, scholars-pastors-leaders know, that there are more images of God in the Bible than what is captured in that one short sen...