February 16, 2020, Matthew 6:9-15 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

VI.
Let’s take time to again approach Jesus’ prayer slowly, paying attention as you pray through it and notice what draws you in.

What do you find most freeing as you offer this prayer that Jesus gives us?

VII.
Matthew 6:9-15 King James Version (KJV)

After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Amen.

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

VIII.
What is most freeing to you as you offer the prayer Jesus has modeled for us.

Maybe it gives you a better and more secure place from which to offer praise.

Maybe it helps you connect with God in a deeper way, and with more assurance of his nearness.

Maybe it begins to convince you forgiveness and life is really and fully open to you.

Maybe it opens you to trust your felt needs are important to God and can be met.

I’m sure if we gave this some time we could think of other ways this prayer opens us to life, but for now find what is most freeing for you today.

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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