BRIEF MEDITATION ON THE OUR FATHER

Our Father

We are made brothers and sisters in Christ.

Who art in heaven

We belong with our Father and heaven is our home.

Hallowed be Thy Name

Your name is Father and we are to be your obedient children.

Thy kingdom come

We look forward to being with you completely, living your way.

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven

We want to follow your will wholeheartedly, without hesitation or reservation, like the saints.

Give us this day our daily bread

We recognize that we are completely dependent on you and need you to sustain us.

Forgive us our trespasses

We thank you for your patience with us when we stray from your way.

As we forgive those who trespass against us

We need your guidance to love those who mistreat us.

Lead us not into temptation

Strengthen our love for you so that turning away from you will be unappealing to us.

Deliver us from evil

Protect us from any forces, external or internal, that try to keep us from You.

 

What do you owe your Father?

Love

Respect

Loyalty

Obedience

Gratitude

 

Illustration above: Detail of The Heavenly and Earthly Trinity, Circle of Diego Quispe Tito, School of Cuzco, Peru, 1690-1710

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