Jesus teaches His Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

As an integral part of his leading
the Way to redemption, Jesus intended
to teach the people how to pray.
A pleasant surprise greeted HIM when they actually
asked HIM to teach them how to pray.
And so HE taught them HIS OWN PRAYER
to the Father, including the people’s special prayers.
As a result, The Lord’s Prayer satisfies both
God’s requirements and the the people’s needs.
As annotated, it goes like this :

“Our Father, which art in Heaven,”

Jesus called “Father” twice in HIS Seven Last Words,
the First and the Last Words, but HE meant “My Father”
not “Our Father”, therefore the Lord’s Prayer includes
the people who are in supplication with “Our Father”
Also, the the description, “which art in Heaven”,
just differentiated completely God the Father from Man’s Daddies.

“Hallowed be Thy name, they Kingdom Come,”

A complete invocation to God’s name and His kingdom,
both exclusive and separate from earthly instances.

“Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven”

Whatever God wills, it will be done
for HE is the omnipotent God
and nothing will stop HIM nor bar HIS way.

“Give us this day our daily bread,’

Comes now the people’s prayer for daily subsistence.
No more is the freeloading, manna from Heaven stuff
that spoiled and pampered them.
Now, man has to work for it, and pray to God that
their work is fruitful.

“And forgive us our trespasses,’

AHA! straight to the point goes this prayer
because this exactly is what made God come down
to redeem the sinners—to forgive their sins.

“As we forgive those who trespass against us,”

For this forgiveness, man offers to forgive others,
effectively negotiating a Contract with the Lord.
Jesus would agree to this offer because is HE not the one
teaching them this Prayer?
Besides, this should most assuredly make the people
follow his rule of “Turning the other cheek.”
But what if man forgets to forgive  the trespassers?

This situation would then be remedied by—

Repentance and atonement.

“And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil,”

This is reminiscent of the temptation that caused
Adam and Eve to fall from God’s Grace.
God will now get into the act
to help man avoid temptation and fight Lucifer.
But first, man should be baptized with water
to qualify for these things.

Amen.

 

(This one is for HATUN  TASH)

GO, GIRL, GO!