Week 1. The Lord's Prayer
This is the model prayer that Jesus taught to His students. It came after they complained that John the Baptist had taught his followers how to pray. It is the best-known prayer in the world and recited daily by millions of Christians from every communion. Too often it is said in a rote manner without thought. On this first day read the prayer and ask the Holy Spirit help you understand it in a new way.
Read the prayer a few times
Pause and think what it says to YOU
Write down your thoughts beside the prayer
Think about the words.
Mull them over.
Roll them around in your mind
What images and thoughts arise?
Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy Name
Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Rest is God and meditate on the words of the prayer Jesus taught His Disciples. Write down any reflections afterward.