Our Father, who art in heaven

Our Father,
Who art in Heaven — knower of all things, keeper of all things;
Hallowed be Thy name — Holy and Righteous is Thy name, who loves each of us so very much;
Thy kingdom come — that place of love and beauty and peace and truth;
Thy will be done — for You are perfect love in whom, through whom, all things are ordered;
On earth as it is in heaven — if only Your will were true throughout the earth, but if not throughout the earth, Holy Father, then by Your grace, make this true in me and in my heart, true for all those You’ve given me to love;
Give us this day our daily bread — allow me through Your grace, Holy Father, the sufficiency to fulfill my need for You and for Your continual instruction, guidance, and direction, for what else could I need, Father, when I have You;
And forgive us our trespasses — forgive me all those times I have spoken in ways that hurt You, Father, or time when I have harbored thoughts of others that were uncharitable, that cut off the flow of Your love through me to them, for those times when I am lazy, too lazy to take time to spend with You, or those times when I have placed a higher priority on earthly activity at the expense of spending time in Your warm and healing embrace;
As we forgive those who trespass against us — help me forgive all those whose words or actions have harmed me or who have turned away from me, withholding their affection;
And lead us not into temptation — guide our steps away from those earthly distractions, directions, and discourses that carry us away from You;
But deliver us from evil — deliver me from all the evil that is overtaking our world, Father. Purify me through Your grace, and wash away all my sin; make in me a temple worthy of Your presence, worthy of being Your resting place — a home even — here on earth; make me a place holy and worthy of carrying You, Your Word, to those other ones You place along my path, as I find my way to that holy place, where I rest only in You.
Thank You, Father, for this time.

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