Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Our Father



The Our Father

Thomas Verner Moore, S. J.
Prayer, The Newman Bookshop - 1930


     The "Our Father" should become particularly dear to us as the prayer of Christ. In it our Lord teaches us to lift up our minds to our Heavenly Father and realize that He is most truly such, and so when we say, Our Father who art in Heaven, let not the words be hurriedly and mechanically said, but let them carry our soul into the presence of God, the Almighty and Eternal, and let us realize that while we kneel before Him who is Infinite and Eternal, He is most truly our Father and loves us with a father's love. In this realization our vocal prayer already flashes with the sparks of contemplation. Sometimes, perhaps, we may be able to go no farther, and the soul by a few words taught by Christ will be led at once to the heights of contemplation.

     

Our Father by Jackie Evanko



Our Father which art in Heaven, hallowed by 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.


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