My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …

It’s hard to figure out sometimes what is going on when we enter spiritually dry seasons in our lives.  Calling this arid, dusty spiritual time a “Desert Experience” makes it seem somehow noble and worthwhile, almost heroic.  For those going through the desert, it can be an intensely lonely time and desperate time. Continue reading

The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil

Part 5.

Protect us from evil.

This line is translated a few ways

NIV: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

GNT: Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One

CEV: Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil

I’ve put several translations here so you get a feel of what Jesus was saying in his mother-tongue. Continue reading

The Lord’s Prayer 2/5 – Your will be done

Part 2.

Your will be done

So, thanks for coming back for more. In the last post I tried to figure out what the first couple of lines of the Lord’s Prayer mean to me.  I tried to get my head around the idea of being able to call a Holy God, Father.  The next couple of lines that I want to think about now are about God’s Kingdom being on earth in the same way as it is in heaven. Continue reading