This interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer came flowing into my head one day while
I was running. It came on the “heels” of repeating the King James version of
the actual prayer given to us by Jesus. It may/or may not be personal. I
believe the Lord’s Prayer is for everyone, every time it is said. Coming to
terms with my belief system, as a 12-stepper, I wanted to paraphrase the Prayer,
but is it my “ own agenda”? I don’t know. I need to believe in a loving God,
but not “my way”. I fell on the road while repeating this prayer. With
serious osteoporosis, I was in too much pain and shock to see or get up. I
could hear 3 cars pull over. They all laid hands on me and prayed for my
healing. A few months later, my dream of running the 52 mile Hana Relay on Maui
(with a team of 6) came true!
Maybe what I can’t come to terms with, is meant to be.
Sharon C. 9/2002
Our Father who art in Heaven,
Our Creator, who knows the ‘feel good place’ in our hearts we long to be,
Healthy and whole is your claim. (actual definition of “Holy”)
Bring us security
Your caring Way
Even while we are now on earth.
Give us our needs day by day.
Forgive us for harming ourselves and others,
And heal our victimized hearts that we may “let go”, stop blaming one another, and move on in life.
Don’t leave us
alone with (bet you can’t eat just one) dangerous temptations
that could enslave us,
But save us from that which would destroy us.
For You are the loving place of safety.
As the Creator, You alone know the Way and the Truth.
And we thank You because spreading praise connects us by Love to each other and Your care.