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Say it with me

on October 23, 2012

Tuesday is one of my busiest days.

Off up the road in the mist, headlights and fog-lights on again, for my weekly weigh-in, moan about the results and coffee with friends. There’s always lots of laughter and good fellowship so I keep going, despite the weight not budging in the right direction yet again!

Home for a baked potato filled with Quorn chilli and topped with shredded lettuce, followed by a soya yogurt – very creamy and yummy. Then out again, a 25-minute drive through stunning autumn scenery for the next part of an excellent study on prayer.

Today we looked at formal prayer and collects.

One of the things we discovered is how few folk nowadays seem to know the Lord’s Prayer. We talked about when we learnt it – answers varying from at our mother’s knee to at school.

It’s the earliest prayer I remember ever saying for myself. I was a timid child and scared of the dark. I remember how comforted I used to feel saying this prayer every night:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

and forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil,

for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

for ever and ever,

amen.

 

I’m sure I was like most youngsters in adding on ‘And please bless Daddy and Mummy and my sisters and…’

So today, I’m going to finish off by saying ‘And please bless everyone who reads this post and everyone that they love and especially anyone they are worried about at the moment.’ Amen!

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